CDC Warns Healthcare Workers of Emerging, Multidrug-Resistant Fungus

Kathleen Wiley, RN, MSN, AOCNS®


Candida auris is a multidrug-resistant yeast that is known to cause invasive infection and death. It first emerged in June 2016 and continues to present itself as a serious global threat. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), throughout 2017, healthcare facilities in multiple countries report serious illnesses caused by C.auris in hospitalized patients.

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