What is Candida Auris?

Candida auris is a type of fungus, specifically yeast, that can cause severe & sometimes fatal infections in humans. 

It is a relatively new pathogen, first identified in Japan in 2009, but it has since spread to many other countries around the world. 

Including the United States, the United Kingdom, India, South Africa, & more. 

Candida auris is concerning for several reasons. First, it is often resistant to multiple types of antifungal medications, making it difficult to treat. 

Second, it can spread easily in healthcare settings, causing outbreaks in hospitals & other facilities. 

Third, it can cause a range of infections, including bloodstream infections, wound infections, & ear infections, among others.

Like other types of Candida, Candida auris is a normal part of the human microbiome, meaning that it naturally lives on & in our bodies. 

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