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Candida Auris Now One of the World's Most Feared Hospital Microbes

By Cathy Jakicic Health Care Facilities
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Candida auris was only discovered 10 years ago but is now one of the world's most feared hospital microbes, according to the BBC.

Higher temperatures may have led to an increase in infections - with outbreaks reported around the world.

Up to 60 percent of patients who get a C. auris infection have died. The fungus can survive on surfaces for a long time and cannot be killed using most common detergents and disinfectants.

Using the right cleaning chemicals is important to eliminate it from hospitals, especially if there is an outbreak.

Cathryn Jakicic is healthcare industries editor of FacilitiesNet.com. For more information on hospital campuses and other medical facilities, check out the FacilitiesNet healthcare page


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