Fight to prevent spread of deadly fungal infection

August 06, 2019

Image with caption: Mark Rupp, M.D.

Mark Rupp, M.D.

The Centers for Disease Control has called Candida auris an emerging fungus that presents a serious global health threat. It has been detected on six continents since it was first identified a decade ago, and there have been 715 confirmed cases in the U.S. alone. The main concern with Candida auris is in hospitals where it can spread all too easily.

National news program CBS This Morning recently visited Nebraska Medical Center and spoke with Mark Rupp, M.D., professor in the UNMC Division of Infectious Diseases and medical director of infection control and epidemiology at Nebraska Medicine, about what can be done to stop it from spreading.

Watch the CBS feature story.