Search Tag: C. auris

ICU Management

C. auris in the ICU - a global challenge

2019 08 May

Candida auris ( C. auris ) is a type of fungus first isolated in 2009; since then there have numerous infection episodes and outbreaks in different regions of the world. In the U.S. alone, 560 cases of C. auris infections have been reported as at 31 January 2019. Overall, most of those affected were critically ill adults, with risk factors for... Read more

ICU Management

C. auris outbreak linked to multiuse thermometers in UK ICU

2018 24 Apr

New research from the UK suggests that multiuse patient equipment, such as thermometers, could help spread the fungal pathogen Candida auris ( C. auris ) in hospitalised patients, particularly those in intensive care units (ICUs). The findings were presented at the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID).... Read more