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Nursing Homes Are a Breeding Ground for a Fatal Fungus

Submitted by lsekela on September 13, 2019 - 09:21 PM

Much of the blame for the rise of drug-resistant infections like Candida auris has focused on failures in antibiotic stewardship and hospital acquired infections. However, public health experts say that nursing facilities are a weak link in the health care system as they are understaffed and ill-equipped to enforce infection control procedures, yet continuously cycle infected patients, or germ carriers into hospitals and back to the nursin facilities.

Content Source:

New York Times

Content Author:

Matt Richtel, Andrew Jacobs