Skip to main content
Tags: betsymccaughey | candidaauris | infection

Dr. Betsy McCaughey: Candida Auris Secrecy Is Deadly

deadly candida auris in a petri dish, in a lab
Picture of the yeast candida auris in a petri dish  ( Nicolas Armer/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images)

By    |   Sunday, 17 November 2019 12:27 PM EST

Hospital secrecy over Candida auris is not only dangerous, it is deadly, according to Dr. Betsy McCaughey.

"With this new bug, Candida auris, the hospitals and the state governments and the CDC are keeping it secret," McCaughey told "The Cats Roundtable" on 970 AM-N.Y. "This bug travels through hospitals really fast. You don't want to be in a room where a previous patient had Candida auris.

"They can't get rid of it. Ordinary hospital cleaners don't remove it. So, if you are in a room where a previous patient was treated for Candida auris, you are at very high risk of getting it."

McCaughey added "it is so terrible, that 45% of patients who contract it, die within 90 days."

"You're only going to get this bug in a hospital or a nursing home," she told host John Catsimatidis. "It's not something you would encounter on the street or in an airport. This is a healthcare-associated infection. It's probably the most lethal [infection] we have ever dealt with."

Dr. McCaughey's organization, Reduce Infection Deaths, filed a freedom of information request against the Health Department in the state of New York released the Candida auris data this week after getting "the runaround for months."

"Here's the issue: 49 of the 50 states are still keeping it a secret," she said. "All 50 were keeping it a secret until this week.

"Here's why secrecy is so deadly: When we first started pressing the state to release this information, only five hospitals in Manhattan were affected – now that number has soared to 15," she added. "In 2016, only one hospital outside of the five boroughs was affected. Now the germ has spread to Nassau, Suffolk, Albany, Rockland — virtually all over the state. Keeping it a secret is allowing this germ to spread fast."

© 2024 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Newsfront
Hospital secrecy over Candida auris is not only dangerous, it is deadly, according to Dr. Betsy McCaughey."With this new bug, Candida auris, the hospitals and the state governments and the CDC are keeping it secret," McCaughey told "The Cats Roundtable"...
betsymccaughey, candidaauris, infection
303
2019-27-17
Sunday, 17 November 2019 12:27 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Interest-Based Advertising | Do not sell or share my personal information

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
Get the NewsmaxTV App for iOS Get the NewsmaxTV App for Android Scan QR code to get the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved