Candida auris now one of the world's most feared hospital microbes

August 26, 2019

Candida auris was only discovered 10 years ago but is now one of the world's most feared hospital microbes, according to an article on the BBC website.

Higher temperatures may have led to an increase in infections - with outbreaks reported around the world.

Up to 60% of patients who get a C. auris infection have died. The fungus can survive on surfaces for a long time and cannot be killed using most common detergents and disinfectants.

Using the right cleaning chemicals is important to eliminate it from hospitals, especially if there is an outbreak.

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