Deadly Fungal Infections Confound Doctors—‘It’s Going to Get Worse’

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Once a freak occurrence, fungi resistant to standard drugs now threaten millions of vulnerable Americans

It took doctors a month to figure out a fungus had infected Glenda Brame’s bloodstream. The delay likely led to her death.

The 56-year-old died in September, felled by a fungus that kills between 30% and 60% of people it infects. Brame had exhibited signs of a serious infection for weeks, her medical records show. Doctors at Horizon Specialty Hospital in Las Vegas suspected bacteria and gave her antibiotics. Her infection worsened.