'Superbug' Fungus at Rochester Hospital

 

A "superbug" fungus is spreading across the state. A total of 44 cases have been reported in New York. Seventeen people have died including one patient at Rochester General Hospital. The patient in Rochester did not contract the fungus here. The Center for Disease Control is alerting hospitals nationwide about this fungus, which is resistant to antifungal drugs. It is believed to be from Japan. People who take medication for autoimmune disease or are on chemotherapy. The fungus can be found in the mouth or  yeast infections. It can be seen as diaper infections or rashes in the mouth in babies. Doctors say the best way to protect yourself from this fungus is washing your hands. Not all cases are fatal. Treatment plans may take days or weeks.

 

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