CDC issues update on emerging multidrug-resistant yeast

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today issued recommendations to help health care providers and laboratories prevent the spread of Candida auris, an emerging, multidrug-resistant yeast. CDC alerted health care facilities to the concern last year and provided an update this May. As of Aug. 31, 153 confirmed or probable cases of C. auris infection have been reported from 10 states, with most of the cases in New York and New Jersey. “The key to controlling its spread is rapidly identifying infected or colonized patients, and implementing effective infection control measures including hand hygiene, adherence to contact precautions, and performing thorough environmental disinfection,” CDC said.

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, prevention

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