Candida auris outbreak was linked to reusable axillary temperature probes, study findsBMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k4133 (Published 05 October 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4133
- Susan Mayor
Transmission of Candida auris, an emerging multidrug resistant pathogen, in a cluster of infections at the intensive care unit of a UK hospital was linked to reusable axillary temperature probes, a study has reported.1
“Our results indicate that reusable patient equipment may serve as a source of healthcare associated outbreaks of infection with C auris,” said the researchers, led by David Eyre of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
C auris has recently been associated with several outbreaks worldwide, often in intensive care units. Europe …