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Drug resistant fungus is spreading in US long term care facilities and hospitals, warns CDC

BMJ 2023; 380 doi: (Published 24 March 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p709
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

Candida auris, a multi-drug resistant fungal infection, is spreading rapidly in US healthcare facilities, a study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found.1234

The public health agency said that C auris was an emerging fungus that is a serious global health threat. It was first reported in Japan in 2009 in the external ear canal of a patient, hence its name: auris is Latin for ear. It was first seen in the US in 2016.5

Since then, there have been 3270 clinical cases and …

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