New York in the grasp of two infection outbreaks

Apr 12, 2019
REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton / AP/PBS NewsHour

New York State is in the grasp of two infection outbreaks that may leave Western New Yorkers wondering about their own risk. One outbreak is the spread of highly contagious measles. The other is a drug-resistant and highly contagious fungus with the less familiar name of Candida auris.

The New York State Department of Health has confirmed that an Erie County resident has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus.

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It is responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths each year, yet many people have no idea what sepsis is. That is why the Rory Staunton Foundation and New York State Education Department have created a first-in-the-nation sepsis prevention curriculum that is available to health educators across the state.