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Preparing your healthcare facility for the new fungus among us: An infection preventionist's guide to Candida auris

Tina Z Wang, Kindra N White, Jillian Villani Scarr, Matthew S Simon, David P Calfee
American Journal of Infection Control 2020, 48 (7): 825-827
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Candida auris is a multidrug-resistant yeast that has emerged in recent years as a serious global health threat. Unique challenges in identification, treatment, and cleaning and disinfection have contributed to its propensity to spread within healthcare settings. Familiarity with the organism and knowledge of appropriate methods for detection and management of infection and colonization is important for infection preventionists to prevent healthcare-associated transmission of this pathogen.

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