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Candida auris outbreak was linked to reusable axillary temperature probes, study finds

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 05 October 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4133
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

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 …

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