NYCHA Residents – Do You Have Mold? What to Do About it. By Kyle Lawson STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Sneezing, wheezing and dry, scaly skin. According to healthcare experts, these are a few of the tell-tale signs of allergies either developed or triggered by mold growing inside a Staten Island home.
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A patient at Seattle Children’s Hospital died, and five more were infected after mold was discovered in several operating rooms during a routine air test on the hospital in May. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found the hospital in violation of two dozen federal regulations and hospital policy and notified the hospital […]
What is Candida Auris? Candida Auris is a type of fungus that causes a severe infection in hospitalized patients. The microbe can be carried on the bottom of shoes, clings to surfaces in hospital rooms, flourishes on floors, and adheres to patients’ skin, phones and food trays, health officials said. It also is odorless and […]
By: Jacque Masse SHELBY CO., Tenn. – Parents are outraged after a video circulated social media after food service workers served moldy food at a Shelby County school. A student took the video inside Ridgeway High School on Monday that shows several moldy waffles inside a bag. The school said the staff didn’t follow the […]
(CNN) A patient at Seattle Children’s Hospital has died from a mold infection The patient was one of six to develop an infection from 2018-2019, according to Alyse Bernal, public relations manager for the hospital. The infections follow several operating rooms being shut down in May by the detection of Aspergillus mold in the air. […]
by David Szondy, June 28th, 2019 www.newatlas.com Mold spores commonly found aboard the International Space Station (ISS) turn out to be radiation resistant enough to survive 200 times the X-ray dose needed to kill a human being. Based on experiments by a team of researchers led by Marta Cortesão, a microbiologist at the German Aerospace […]
POSTED MAY 08, 2019 by Robert H. Shmerling, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing I have to admit it: recent news reports about a newly described “superbug” are worrisome and at least a little bit terrifying. This time, it’s not a flesh-eating bacterium or drug-resistant tuberculosis — in fact, it’s not a bacterial infection at all. […]
Editorial Note: This article was written by Tom Chiller, MD, chief of the Mycotic Diseases Brand of the CDC, in August 2017. He raised an alarm about Candida auris before it was even fully recognized as a pending epidemic. He commented in a CDC Expert Commentary Series on Medscape, “I would like to tell you […]
A continuation of How to Confront a “Super Fungus” In An Increasingly Pathogen-Friendly World from www.moldfreeliving.com Excerpt from Part 1. To break things down as simplistically as I can, Candida auris (C. auris) is a species of fungus which grows as yeast (single-celled fungi). In people with healthy immune systems, cells called macrophages and neutrophils engulf […]