Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Source of Infection
When is an infection not just an infection?
Apparently, when it's Candida Auris. A seemingly unstoppable fungus that is spreading - and well......staying.
The problem is: it's not staying in the body. It lives in the walls and floors and ceilings of hospitals. And I'm guessing anywhere a patient with it has been.
The article talks a lot about the attempted disinfection (read that again: ATTEMPTED, not successful) of hospital rooms the patients have been, but what I didn't see (and maybe I missed it) how any staff who treated them and how they were exposed and any aftermath. There is also no mention about the areas in which they were treated: ORs, radiology, etc.
In theory - and entire hospital could be at risk with never eradicating this deadly infection.
The article is here. (seriously - you do need to read it.)
Read it - as, this will be how I die.
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