Why Candida auris is an 'emerging threat'

April 16, 2019

Candida auris can remain on people's skin and objects, such as hospital furniture and equipment for a long time, according to an article on the Forbes website.

It can be resistant to the three major classes of anti-fungal drugs and it is continuing to spread in hospitals around the world. In act, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has dubbed a "global emerging threat."

There are steps that healthcare facilities can take to control the spread of C. auris. It is key for healthcare facilities with C. auris to regularly and thoroughly clean and disinfect affected patients' rooms with special cleaners (The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a list) known to work against fungi. 

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