Saturday, 27 August 2016

Candida auris


Candida auris is an emerging fungal pathogen, associated with bloodstream infections, wound infections and otitis, first identified as the cause of a hospital outbreak in England in 2015.

C. auris has been associated with bloodstream infections, wound infections and otitis. It has also been cultured from urine and the respiratory tract, although it is not known if positive cultures from these sites represent infections or colonisations.

To find out more, see: Public Health England.

Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle