Study finds solutions for limiting exposure to Candida auris

June 3, 2019

Researchers have found that procedures used to contain Candida auris in an animal facility can potentially be applied to hospitals and nursing homes to limit its spread, according to an article on the Eureka Alert website.

A new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health has identified four rules that can potentially be adopted by healthcare facilities.

The study found that a double personal protective equipment (PPE), a work "buddy" system, disinfection, and biomonitoring protocols were effective at containing high levels of C. auris infection.

The researchers found that possible contamination came from direct contact with infected animals or tissues but not from aerosolisation.

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