It's been a few years now that scientists have been wondering how a multi-drug resistant superbug was able to pop up in multiple countries, over 30 in fact within a decade of being discovered. Now they may finally have an answer.

In a new study, scientists details just how the superbug, named Candida auris, or C. auris, was able to emerge simultaneously on three continents:

According to a CDC fact sheet, the fungus can cause “blood stream infections” and is often spread in hospitals and between nursing home patients. Symptoms are contingent on which part of the body has become infected with the illness, but can include chills and fever. A laboratory test is needed to confirm that it is C. auris that’s present, at which point treatment (often with multiple anti-fungal medications) begins.

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