The policy change, for the virulent drug-resistant germ Candida auris, came as the C.D.C. reported that more people are dying of drug-resistant infections than it previously estimated.
Nearly 35,000 people in the United States are dying each year from drug-resistant infections, public health officials said on Wednesday, an alarming problem that New York state underscored by revealing that it had found one particularly new and virulent fungus in 64 hospitals and 103 nursing homes.
Includes pdf with tables 18 and 19 from New York Health Officials :
Table 18 – Hospitals that have cared for persons with Candida auris infection or colonization since 2019-06-28
Table 19 – Long term care facilities and hospices that have cared for persons with Candida auris infection or colonization since 2019-06-28
[ Read more > Matt Richtel & Andrew Jacobs | New York Times : https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/13/health/candida-auris-resistant-hospitals.html ]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists 836 confirmed clinic cases of C. auris across the United States, along with another 1,600-plus cases that were carriers who were not sick from infection.
C. auris was one of the major issues highlighted by experts from the CDC when it released a report on “Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States” this week. Each year, more than 2.8 million infections and 35,000 deaths in the United States can be traced to antibiotic-resistant bacteria and fungi.
[ read more -> https://www.newsday.com/news/health/candida-auris-1.38586914 ]
[ 2019 CDC REPORT – https://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/pdf/threats-report/2019-ar-threats-report-508.pdf ]