Transmission of Pan-resistant and Echinocandin-resistant Candida auris in United States

Published: 07/26/2021

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report recently released Notes from the Field noting independent clusters of Candida auris (C. auris) with concerning levels of resistance in healthcare facilities in Texas and Washington, D.C.

According to the report, from January through April 2021, state health departments detected two independent clusters of pan-resistant and echinocandin-resistant cases of C. auris, an urgent threat in the United Stat

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