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Candida auris is a deadly fungus that can spread easily in healthcare settings. Snigdha Vallabhaneni, MD, a medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses C. auris and offers advice to healthcare professionals seeking to prevent outbreaks in their facilities.
Candida auris is a multidrug-resistant yeast that recently has emerged in countries around the world. In the U.S., it has spread to 11 states. C. auris can cause life-threatening bloodstream infections and has proven to be especially problematic for frail hospital and nursing home patients. In this episode, Dr. Snigdha Vallabhaneni, a medical epidemiologist in the mycotic diseases branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), discusses C. auris and offers advice to healthcare professionals seeking to minimize the risk of it spreading in their facilities. For more information, please visit the CDC’s website.