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Hospital transmitted Candida auris infections confirmed in the US

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 07 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5978
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. Seattle

An invasive fungus that is often resistant to antifungal agents and associated with high mortality was being transmitted in US health facilities, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a report released on 4 November.1

The fungus, Candida auris, was first described in Japan in 2009.2 Since then it has been reported in several other countries, including Colombia, India, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, Pakistan, South Africa, South Korea, Venezuela, and the UK. To determine whether C auris …

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