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COVID-19 Creates Ideal Conditions for Drug-resistant Fungus in Brazil

Publicado em 15 junho 2021
COVID-19 conditions in Brazil have opened the door for the emergence and spread of a relatively new fungus that is quickly showing signs of becoming a drug-resistant “superfungus,” according to a new report published in the Journal of Fungi. Since December 2020, researchers have detected Candida auris in nine patients at a hospital in Salvador in Northeast Brazil. Typically, fungi of the genus Candida are relatively harmless, most often causing treatable [...]