Health officials are warning 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 nursing home in D.C. and two hospitals in Dallas, The Associated Press reported.
Three cases in D.C. and two cases in Dallas were resistant to all three major classes of medication.
Both the patients in Dallas who had cases resistant to medicine died, and one patient in D.C. died from a similar case.
“This is really the first time we’ve started seeing clustering of resistance” and patients getting infected from each other, CDC medical officer Meghan Lyman said, according to the AP.
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SOURCE: The Hill, Lexi Lonas