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CDC: C. auris spreading at ‘alarming’ rate in U.S. healthcare facilities
Mar 22, 2023
Drug-resistant Candida auris, a known threat to nursing homes, has spread rapidly, and a growing number of cases are resistant to first-line treatment, federal researchers report.
Let’s talk about Candida auris and why, as a leader, you need to act
Mar 10, 2023
The headlines in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal and other publications say it all: In my conversations across the nation, I have asked many leaders what they are doing to prevent the introduction...
Rise in fungal infections raising public health red flag
Feb 15, 2023
The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a warning just this month about the rise in Candida auris cases.
Early screening curbs C. auris in ventilator-assisted facilities: study
Feb 02, 2023
Targeted screening for Candida auris at admission to ventilator-assisted units in nursing homes helps to identify colonized residents, physician researchers report.
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Oct 26, 2022
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May 27, 2022
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Candida auris outbreaks reported across Nevada skilled nursing and acute-care facilities
Alicia Lasek (f3)
May 19, 2022
Nevada health officials have been investigating outbreaks of Candida auris since mid-April in “several” long-term care facilities, a local news outlet reports.
Learn how to combat Candida auris during Oct. 7 webinar
Sep 20, 2021
Candida auris may be one of the scariest, least-understood drug-resistant threats to nursing homes, but that doesn’t mean providers are helpless.