Governor Hochul Highlights New York's Efforts to Prevent Candida Auris

Governor Kathy Hochul is highlighting New York's longstanding efforts to prevent potentially life-threatening fungal infections from Candida auris.

The fungus is spreading at an increasing pace nationwide and it kills more than three out of ten people which it infects in U.S. healthcare facilities.

She noted in addition to having a nation-leading surveillance model, the State's Department of Health has worked with health care providers since 2016 to identify these fungal infections and take precautions to prevent the multidrug-resistant yeast from spreading in high-risk settings like hospitals and long-term care facilities.

The CDC says it isn't a threat to healthy people, but can be deadly for those using ventilators or catheters who have lengthy hospital or nursing home stays.

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