Deadly fungal infection on the rise, new report shows

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The fungal infection Candida auris, or C. auris, is harmless to most, but deadly to the immunocompromised and elderly. The infection is spreading rapidly through hospitals and long-term care facilities and nearly doubled between 2020 and 2021.

Dr. Meghan Lyman, chief medical officer in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's mycotic diseases branch, joins Here & Now's Deepa Fernandes for more on the fungus and what people should look out for.

This segment aired on March 22, 2023.


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