Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Source of Infection

I'm just going to point you to an article you must read - because it is scary as fuck.

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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anne marie in philly said...

ew! WTF??

Deedles said...

Well, seeing as how I'm diabetic and an infection magnet, I probably shouldn't have read this right before going to bed. Nice dreams!