Dr. Susan Bleasdale is quoted in an article on CNN.com about the new multi-drug resistant fungus Candida auris, which is taking hold at hospitals across the country.
The patients Dr. Bleasdale has seen in Illinois, for example, are chronically ill people who acquired the fungus in long-term care facilities, where they receive a number of other medical treatments. Fortunately, most of the cases she’s seen have still been treatable with common antifungals, but she added that the appearance of C. auris underscores why we need to use drugs like antibiotics and antifungals responsibly.
“It’s not about using less antibiotics. It’s about using the right antibiotic for the right diagnosis and for the right duration of time,” said Bleasdale, director of infection control and antimicrobial stewardship at the University of Illinois Hospital.
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