Enhanced awareness is needed because "identifying C. auris requires specialized laboratory methods," CDC continues. It can easily be misidentified as another type of Candida infection, in which case patients may not receive appropriate treatment. In fact, most of the patient samples in the current report were initially misidentified.
"Mass migration, legal or illegal, inevitably carries infectious disease risks. That was the reason immigrants were previously quarantined and carefully examined on Ellis Island before being admitted to the U.S.," Dr. Vliet said.
"Why the delay of years in publicizing this new threat, and the need for urgent action?" Dr. Vliet asks. "Are officials more interested in supporting this Administration's open-door immigration and rapid resettlement policy than in protecting Americans' health?"
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) is a national organization representing physicians in virtually all specialties and every state. Founded in 1943, AAPS has the motto "omnia pro aegroto," which means "all for the patient."
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