The potentially deadly Candida auris fungus is spreading quickly in the U.S.


This undated photo made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a strain of Candida auris cultured in a petri dish at a CDC laboratory. The U.S. toll of drug-resistant "superbug" infections worsened during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, health officials said Tuesday, July 12, 2022.

Cases of the fungus in which it did not respond to antifungal medicine tripled in 2021. It can be deadly, but does not seem to have adverse effects on healthy people.

(Image credit: Shawn Lockhart/AP)

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