• ‘Landmark discovery': C. auris isolated from environment for first time

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Researchers isolated Candida auris from a salt marsh and sandy beach in the Andaman Islands, suggesting that before its recognition as a human pathogen, it existed as an environmental fungus, they said.
    C. auris was first isolated clinically in 2009 from a patient in Japan, although the earliest known strain dates to 1996. It has endured as an important cause of hospital outbreaks around the world, including in the United States.
    “For almost 2 decades this yeast has been in clinical settings, but its natural reservoir in the environment was not known,” Anuradha Chowdhary, MD, PhD, a
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