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Drug-Resistant Superbug Candida Auris Spreading in New York | NBC New York

Drug-Resistant Superbug Candida Auris Spreading in New York | NBC New York

The Centers For Disease Control are trying to learn as much as they can about a new drug-resistant fungus Candida Aurus, which has spread throughout New York and New Jersey.

The deadly, drug-resistant strain of fungus can cause infections in the bloodstream, wounds and ears, and of 587 cases found here across the United States, 414 cases have been reported in the tri-state area.

New York City has the most C. auris cases in the country with 309; New Jersey has 104; Connecticut has one.

The fungus can be resistant to drug treatment and dangerous to older and sick patients who have had invasive medical procedures.

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