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Sat Apr 6, 2019, 02:59 PM

Deadly germs, Lost cures: A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy

MATT RICHTEL and ANDREW JACOBS 6 hrs ago

Last May, an elderly man was admitted to the Brooklyn branch of Mount Sinai Hospital for abdominal surgery. A blood test revealed that he was infected with a newly discovered germ as deadly as it was mysterious.

Doctors swiftly isolated him in the intensive care unit. The germ, a fungus called Candida auris, preys on people with weakened immune systems, and it is quietly spreading across the globe.

Over the last five years, it has hit a neonatal unit in Venezuela, swept through a hospital in Spain, forced a prestigious British medical center to shut down its intensive care unit, and taken root in India, Pakistan and South Africa .

Recently C. auris reached New York , New Jersey and Illinois, leading the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to add it to a list of germs deemed “urgent threats.”



The man at Mount Sinai died after 90 days in the hospital, but C. auris did not. Tests showed it was everywhere in his room, so invasive that the hospital needed special cleaning equipment and had to rip out some of the ceiling and floor tiles to eradicate it.

“Everything was positive — the walls, the bed, the doors, the curtains, the phones, the sink, the whiteboard, the poles, the pump,” said Dr. Scott Lorin, the hospital’s president. “The mattress, the bed rails, the canister holes, the window shades, the ceiling, everything in the room was positive.”

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Reply Deadly germs, Lost cures: A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy (Original post)
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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 03:11 PM

1. And lefty worries about

Globull Warming!

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Sat Apr 6, 2019, 04:52 PM

2. All these things are merely signs of the time we live in!

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 05:11 PM

3. Perhaps we will not have to reduce carbon emissions as much in 12 years ...

as a quarter of the human population of the earth will have been killed off by this germ.

We are like fleas on the back of a dog to Mother Earth. She has numerous ways to get rid of irritating fleas like us.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 06:31 PM

4. and Open Borders aids the spread

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