(FOX NEWS) – Cases of a potentially deadly fungus have risen to an alarming rate — sparking a warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that it is an "urgent threat" in a recent release about a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Cases have soared nearly 200%, from 476 cases in 2019 to 1,471 in 2021 – and those cases were detected in over half of U.S. states, the CDC report found.
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Candida aurist, or C. Auris, is a fungus typically found in hospital settings and long-term care facilities. It is a type of yeast.
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