Candida auris is a rare, multidrug-resistant yeast which can cause severe fungal infections in hospitalized patients. The CDC issued a Clinical Alert to U.S. Healthcare Facilities in June 2016. They have also provided additional information at:
- Candida auris Questions and Answers
- Candida auris: Interim Recommendations for Healthcare Facilities and Laboratories
Additional information is also available through the Werner Medical Library by clicking on the linked title:
- Biofilm-forming capability of highly virulent, multidrug-resistant Candida auris. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23(2), 328-331, 2017.
- Clinical alert: Candida auris. American Journal of Nursing, 117(4), 53-55, 2017.
- Emergence of Candida auris: An international call to arms. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 64(2), 141-143, 2017.
- First hospital outbreak of the globally emerging Candida auris in a European hospital. Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control, 5, 35, 2016.
- Hospital transmitted Candida auris infections confirmed in the US. BMJ, 355, 5978, 2016.
- Investigation of the first seven reported cases of Candida auris, a globally emerging invasive, multidrug-resistant fungus – United States, May 2013-August 2016. MMWR – Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, 65(44), 1234-1237, 2016.
- Multidrug-resistant Candida auris: ‘New kid on the block’ in hospital-associated infections? Journal of Hospital Infection, 94(3), 209-212, 2016.
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