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Candida Auris virus, germs, pathogens

Candida Auris: Bug of the Month

Candida auris is an emerging fungus that presents a serious global health threat. In some individuals the yeast enters the bloodstream and can cause serious invasive infections. The Center for Disease Control is concerned about C. auris for three main reasons:

  • It is often multidrug-resistant, meaning that it is resistant to multiple antifungal drugs commonly used to treat Candida infections. Some strains are resistant to all three available classes of antifungals.
  • It is difficult to identify with standard laboratory methods, and it can be misidentified in labs without specific technology. Misidentification may lead to inappropriate management.
  • It has caused outbreaks in healthcare settings. For this reason, it is important to quickly identify C. auris in a hospitalized patient so that healthcare facilities can take special precautions to stop its spread. – CDC, May 2021

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