• C. auris endures, raising questions about surveillance, reporting

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    Candida auris, an aggressive and naturally resistant fungus with few treatment options and little support for more, has been rapidly drawing attention since the CDC issued a clinical alert about it in 2016.
    More than 10 years after the fungus was first isolated in Japan, C. auris has been identified in more than 35 countries, with nearly 1,000 cases confirmed in the United States - most in Illinois, New Jersey and New York. The majority of C. auris strains are resistant to at least one class of antifungals and some are resistant to all three, including three recently reported
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