Select Specialty Hospital - Northwest Detroit pauses admissions over drug-resistant germ

Posted at 4:34 PM, Apr 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-20 23:22:16-04

(WXYZ) — A Detroit hospital is not admitting any new patients tonight as it fights an outbreak of a drug-resistant germ.

The Select Specialty Hospital- Northwest Detroit is located on the 7th floor of Sinai Grace Hospital but is considered a separate facility.

The state health department says Select Specialty is fighting an outbreak of Candida Auris, a yeast that can cause serious infections and even death.

There have been 7 cases tied to the outbreak, none of them life-threatening.

We're told there is no threat to the general public.