The state's number of cases - now the third-highest after NY and IL - has risen in tandem with an increase, first overseas, and now in the United States, in a trend that some doctors attribute to the overuse of drugs to treat infections, prompting the mutation of infection sources, in this case, a fungus.
Professor Nelesh Govender from The National Institute for Communicable Diseases says the first case was detected in South Africa as far back 2009. They recommend washing your hands with soap and water or using hand sanitizers in health care facilities.
There are more than 300 cases in NY, more than 140 in IL and more than 100 in New Jersey.
The CDC also reported that the median age for the clinical case-patients was 72, but that the ages of those infected ranged from 21 to 96 years.
A map of Candida auris cases in the United States. "It is also critical that healthcare systems are optimized to prevent the spread of Candida auris".
Given the speed at which the inspection spreads, coupled with its resistance to medication, "the prospect of an endemic or epidemic multidrug-resistant yeast in United States healthcare facilities is troubling", the CDC said in October.
In the United Kingdom, an intensive care unit had to shut down after they found 72 people there were infected with candida auris, and in Spain, a hospital found 372 patients had the fungus. As a result, just like many others who contract the illness it causes, the man died within 90 days.
Health experts have growing concerns that Candida auris has the ability to spread rapidly.
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Symptoms are hard to detect because patients are often already sick.
According to the CDC, some strains of Candida auris, which is a kind of yeast, are resistant to all three types of anti-fungal medicines.
At the moment Candida Auris is found in nearly 100 hospitals across South Africa so it is a widespread problem.
Nett said that not all standard laboratory diagnostic methods are created to accurately detect Candida auris relatively new species.
The fungus "candida auris" hit several countries around the world over the last five years and was recently found in New York, New Jersey and IL.
How are Candida auris infections diagnosed? Fisher co-authored a recent scientific review documenting the rise of drug-resistant fungi.
As pesticides, antifungals, and antibiotics continue to be heavily used on crops and in livestock, it's possible that the fungi and bacteria they're targeting learn how to evolve to stay alive in spite of the treatments.
Sorry for the gloom and doom but they are now calling it a "Serious global health threat".
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