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Deadly Drug-resistant Yeast Poses New Threat

A highly drug-resistant and potentially fatal yeast strain called Candida auris is emerging in hospital settings around the world. The yeast has shown resistance to three of the most commonly prescribed antifungal drugs: fluconazole, amphotericin B and caspofungin. U.S. public health officials are urging doctors and nurses to be on the lookout for the dangerous pathogen, which can be fatal in 30 percent to 60 percent of infected patients. The yeast strain has been found in nine...

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