How a hospital contributed to the deaths of five children


Spores of Mucor sp. fungus can cause a potentially deadly disease that causes human skin and tissue to rot. Thankfully, it's rare. But mortal fungal infections are on the rise in the United States. At The New York Times, Ian Urbina and Sheri Fink report on an outbreak in a New Orleans hospital that targeted the immune compromised, but could have been avoided with better medical and institutional management practices.