Candida auris (also referred to as C. auris), is a yeast-like fungus that has recently emerged as a worldwide invasive, multi-drug resistant pathogen. C. auris in not a health risk to the general public, but is a risk for patients who are already immunocompromised or critically ill.
(L to R) NYSNA RNs Linda Benoit, Mireille Leroy, and Nella Pineda-Marcon.
The Philippines was devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan in November, 2013. It is the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record, killing at least 6,300 people. In January, 2014, bodies were still being recovered, massive agricultural and infrastructure damage is still visible today.