The risk of infection to otherwise healthy people is low, but not zero.
Two patients at Salem Health contracted a dangerous fungal infection during their hospital stays in an “outbreak” of the type of yeast that’s rare to America.
An interesting new fungus called Candida Auris has been detected in Oregon for the first time. Health officials said this individual had “recent Internati
oral health care exposures,” which is why they believe there are more cases out right now and not just one isolated incident as previously thought.”
Two already-hospitalized patients then came down with the infection on Dec 23 and Monday. Salem Health said they were notifying health care facilities that had received transfer patients from its “affected units.”
New cases of the outbreak were found at a variety of locations around Salem Health, but officials have not said which units are impacted.
The fungus, also called C. aris can cause infections in wounds or the bloodstream!
The fungus, also called C. aris can cause infections in wounds or the bloodstream and has been known to be passed from one person’s body fluids (such as blood) into another’s during close contact due to its affinity for moisture on exposed areas of skin like fingers and toes which causes itchy red splotches where there was once healthy looking pink flesh.
“Candida Auris is an emerging pathogen of concern because it can cause serious infections, particularly in those with serious medical problems, and can be resistant to the antifungal drugs we have to treat it,” Rebecca Pierce, Healthcare-Associated Infections Program manager with the OHA, said.
In a recent news article, it was reported that Pierce said the fungus in these cases at Salem Health is responding well to existing treatments. He also assured people who are otherwise healthy and not experiencing symptoms yet from the infection will not contract this dangerous type of yeast unless they have some form of contact with an infected person’s mouth or nails while working on their care home assignment where patient infections can spread easily among others things like gloves being worn without proper cleaning after use etc…The risk for contracting C utilization radiantly throughout our society seems elevated due mainly because we live charier lives today
In a recent study of C. Auris infections conducted by Drs., it was found that these fungal patients are responding well to existing treatment methods with few side effects and low risks for resistance development as long Jorge Gorrosteguijo from Portugal who reported his case here at The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention
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