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. 2020 Jun;26(6):1326-1328.
doi: 10.3201/eid2606.190936. Epub 2020 Jun 17.

Incursions of Candida Auris Into Australia, 2018

Incursions of Candida Auris Into Australia, 2018

Courtney R Lane et al. Emerg Infect Dis. .

Abstract

Candida auris is an emerging global healthcare-associated pathogen. During July-December 2018, four patients with C. auris were identified in Victoria, Australia, all with previous overseas hospitalization. Phylogenetic analysis revealed putative transmission between 2 patients and suspected overseas acquisition in the others. Vigilant screening of at-risk patients is required.

Keywords: Australia; Candida auris; antimicrobial resistance; fungi; genomics; infection control; public health surveillance.

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