MRSA: The not-so-famous superbug

MRSA: The not-so-famous superbug

August 05, 2019 / Category:Blog

Staphylococcus aureus bacterial colonies on blood agar plate
Last year Daniel Fells, a tight end for the New York Giants, was hospitalized with a bad infection in his foot known as MRSA, which stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. It is a drug-resistant form of staph. The infection didn’t respond to antibiotics, and at one point there was talk of needing to amputate the […]

Candida auris: Truth and Consequences

August 05, 2019 / Category:Blog

C-auris
The front-page New York Times article, “A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy” and its companion pieces, “Candida Auris: The Fungus Nobody Wants to Talk About” and “Culture of Secrecy Shields Hospitals With Outbreaks of Drug-Resistant Infections” have sparked a lot of important conversations and concern about a fungus that has surprised many with […]