ATLANTA, GA — A drug-resistant fungus infection called “a serious global health threat” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been confirmed in Georgia for the first time. New federal health data was released this week about a dangerous, drug-resistant fungal infection that’s risen in 14 states, including Georgia, over the past seven months. Cases of “Candida auris” are a sometimes fatal fungal infection that is emerging globally, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

As of late October, one confirmed cases of the infection have been confirmed in Georgia.

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