CDC Warns of Increasing Threat of Spread of Antimicrobial-resistant Fungus in Healthcare Facilities

Published: 03/24/2023

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Candida auris (C. auris), an emerging fungus considered an urgent antimicrobial resistance (AR) threat, spread at an alarming rate in U.S. healthcare facilities in 2020-2021. Equally concerning was a tripling in 2021 of the number of cases that were resistant to echinocandins, the antifungal medicine most recommended for treatment of C. auris infections. While not generally a threat to healthy individuals, those who are ill,

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