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Candida auris: A mysterious fungus that nobody wants to talk about

C. auris is a drug-resistant fungus that has emerged mysteriously around the world, and it is understood to be a clear and present danger

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Matt Richtel | NYT 

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. In 30 years, I’ve never faced so tough a reporting challenge — and one so unexpected. Who wouldn’t want to talk about a fungus? Last year, I began spade work on a series of articles about drug-resistant microbes: bacteria and fungi that have developed the ability to evade common medicines that we have used for decades. Early on, I stumbled onto a compelling example. A woman in Alaska named Sari Bailey woke up one morning with ...

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First Published: Sat, May 11 2019. 23:14 IST