Hospital mobilizes to fight deadly Candida auris

August 9, 2019

Nebraska has one of only nine biocontainment units in the U.S. which has been used to treat patients quarantined with Ebola. Now, it's playing offense against candida auris and other highly contagious germs, according to an article on the CBS this Morning website.

Widespread overuse of antibiotics and antifungals has bred the superbug.

Candida auris can quickly spread from room to room on people, clothing and even lunch trays.

The medical center has enhanced infection control training and surveillance to keep it contained.

Human housekeepers are followed by a cleaning robot that zaps germs and microorganisms with an ultraviolet light.

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