Hospitals are seeming reluctant to disclose any outbreaks that may occur out of fear of being viewed as contaminated or unsafe for their patients (customers).
Scientists have been visiting hospitals where outbreaks have occurred in an attempt to study and learn more about this mysterious virus.
The secrecy infuriates patient advocates, who say people have a right to know if there is an outbreak so they can decide whether to go to a hospital, particularly when dealing with surgery.
Health officials say that disclosing outbreaks frightens patients about a situation they can do nothing about, particularly when the risks are unclear.
The mystery of Candida Auris’s emergence remains unsolved, and its origin seems, for the moment, to be less important than stopping its spread.
Candida Auris is the latest example of one of the world’s most intractable health threats: the rise of drug-resistant infections.