The inability of experts to find a drug capable of stopping the deadly fungal infection they have discovered sweeps the world.
The newly discovered germ, called Candida auris, can remain on the skin of people and tools such as furniture and equipment in hospitals for a long time, causing it to spread indirectly to patients, especially infants and the elderly.
And the ability of the bacteria to withstand the three main categories of antifungal agents is worrying and leaves doctors with few therapeutic options.
The infection is found in Venezuela and Spain and reached Great Britain in 2015, before 587 cases were reported in the United States.
A study found that 45% of patients died within 90 days after the infection was diagnosed, and the high risk of new fungal infection, because the pregnant and sick people show no symptoms, causing them to spread without knowledge.
Experts believe that the intensive use of pesticides and other antifungal treatments has caused the emergence of "Candida auris".