Dangerous Fungus Detected at Montreal-Area Hospital, Health Officials Say

Regional health authorities say a dangerous fungus known for its resistance to treatment has been detected at a hospital in Longueuil on Montreal’s South Shore.
Officials at Hôpital Pierre-Boucher say two cases of patients carrying Candida auris have been identified at the hospital since Sept. 8.
On that date, a first person suspected of carrying the fungus was placed in isolation as well as their close contacts.
Spokeswoman Caroline Doucet says other precautionary measures have been taken, including instructions to the staff in the unit where the cases occurred about personal protective equipment, frequent handwashing and disinfection measures.
All patients who have been in close contact with the two cases have been tested, and the health agency says the hospital remains safe for users….

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