Health officials warn of fungus superbug outbreaks in Dallas, DC | TheHill – The Hill

Health authorities are cautioning of a fungus “superbug” outbreak in Dallas and Washington, D.C., that seem to be resistant to treatment.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Thursday there were outbreaks of the Candida auris fungus in a retirement home in D.C. and 2 health centers in Dallas, The Associated Press reported.Three cases in D.C. and two cases in Dallas were resistant to all 3 significant classes of medication.Both the patients in Dallas who had cases resistant to medicine passed away, and one patient in D.C. passed away from a comparable case.”This is actually the very first time weve started seeing clustering of resistance” and clients getting infected from each other, CDC medical officer Meghan Lyman stated, according to the AP.The cases were seen from January to April, and investigators found the fungi was spread out from individual to person.There have actually been more cases given that April and the break out is still continuous, according to the CDC, however the cases have not been reported yet.The fungus has been known for years, however evidence that it can spread out from person to person is new. The Hill has actually connected to the CDC for comment.

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