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Superbug Fungus in La. (2022)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2022-01-28

Duration: 00:03:14

Subjects: Public health


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Minsky, Louis Interviewee


This segment from the January 28, 2022, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on two cases of Candida auris, a rare strain of yeast, at a hospital in New Orleans. St. Cyr reports that the CDC recently labeled the fungus an emerging threat because it has become drug resistant. She interviews Dr. Louis Minksy of the Baton Rouge General Hospital.