Drug-resistant Superbugs – The Results of Overuse and How to Stop Them
"We need to change the way we use antibiotics because right now we are putting at risk our own health."
Mysterious and deadly infections are spanning the globe. A newly discovered germ, a fungus called Candida auris
, threatens people with weakened immune systems, and it is quietly spreading from Venezuela through Spain, India to South Africa and recently New York. “The rise of Candida auris embodies a serious and growing public health threat. Candida auris is so tenacious, in part, because it is impervious to major antifungal medications, making it a new example of one of the world’s most intractable health threats: the rise of drug-resistant infections.”
Richtel, Matt and Jacobs, Andrew. 2019.