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Drug-Resistant Fungus Linked to 4 Deaths in U.S. Hospitals

Updated: Jan 15, 2018

A deadly new drug-resistant fungus has been linked to the deaths of four hospital patients in the U.S., according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Candida auris,a multidrug-resistant fungus has been identified in 13 cases in the U.S. The fungus preys on the sickest patients and can spread in hospitals. Although doctors have been concerned about the transmission of antibiotic-resistant bugs for many years, this fungus is relatively new on the world scene.

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