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Originally Published by NJ.com

A deadly drug-resistant fungus is spreading in New Jersey. Candida auris, which is typically found in healthcare facilities that take care of patients with ventilators like hospitals and nursing homes, is causing serious infections across the United States, according to the New Jersey Department of Health. The fungus is resistant to the medicines typically used to treat fungal infections.

More than one in every three patients that develop an invasive Candida auris infection — like an infection affecting the heart, brain or blood — die, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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