Focus: Infection Control

CDC offers advice on controlling spread of superbug fungus

October 13, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new recommendations to help prevent the spread of C. auris, an emerging multidrug-resistant yeast that causes invasive infections and is transmitted in healthcare settings, according to an article on the Fierce Healthcare website.

The CDC's recommendations include:

• Screening patients/residents in hospitals or nursing homes who were close contacts to detect transmission

•Cleaning and disinfecting the rooms of patients with C. auris each day using an EPA-registered disinfectant effective against Clostridium difficile spores

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