Harvard Health Blog
The latest deadly superbug, and why it's not time to panic
By: Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing I have to admit it: recent news reports about a newly described ďsuperbugĒ are worrisome and at least a little bit terrifying. This time, itís not a flesh-eating bacterium or drug-resistant tuberculosis ó in fact, itís not a bacterial infection at all. Itís a fungus called Candida auris (C. auris).