The Candida auris fungi is drug resistant and potentially fatal. Photo: Shutterstock Images The Candida auris fungi is drug resistant and potentially fatal. Photo: Shutterstock Images
The Candida auris fungi is drug resistant and potentially fatal. Photo: Shutterstock Images

Hong Kong battling potentially deadly superbug authorities say could have spread because isolation facilities are being used in fight against Covid-19

  • Hospital Authority says there have been 136 cases of fungal infection Candida auris so far this year, compared to 20 in whole of 2019
  • Patients have between 30 and 60 per cent chance of dying if infected by bug, which targets oral cavity, digestive tract, skin, and vagina

Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals
The Candida auris fungi is drug resistant and potentially fatal. Photo: Shutterstock Images The Candida auris fungi is drug resistant and potentially fatal. Photo: Shutterstock Images
The Candida auris fungi is drug resistant and potentially fatal. Photo: Shutterstock Images
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