https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/06/heal ... auris.html
the very existence of resistant infections is often cloaked in secrecy.
With bacteria and fungi alike, hospitals and local governments are reluctant to disclose outbreaks for fear of being seen as infection hubs. Even the C.D.C., under its agreement with states, is not allowed to make public the location or name of hospitals involved in outbreaks. State governments have in many cases declined to publicly share information beyond acknowledging that they have had cases.
“ Everything was positive — the walls, the bed, the doors, the curtains, the phones, the sink, the whiteboard, the poles, the pump,” said Dr. Scott Lorin, the hospital’s president. “The mattress, the bed rails, the canister holes, the window shades, the ceiling, everything in the room was positive.”[...]]Nearly half of patients who contract C. auris die within 90 days, [...]“‘We have no idea where it’s coming from. We’ve never heard of it. It’s just spread like wildfire,’”|...]Health officials say that disclosing outbreaks frightens patients about a situation they can do nothing about, particularly when the risks are unclear.