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  • Candida auris (C. auris) is an uncommon fungus that can cause serious bloodstream, wound and ear infections.
  • Candida auris infections can be more difficult to treat than other candida infections, as they are often resistant to antifungal medicines.
  • Candida auris can spread fairly easily from person to person and so can cause problems in hospitals and nursing homes as it can spread from one patient to another or via shared objects.
  • In most cases, patients carry the fungus somewhere on their body without it causing any symptoms or an infection. This is known as colonisation.
  • Once you have been found to have C. auris you will always be considered to have C. auris, and will always need to take extra precautions when you are admitted to a healthcare facility.

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Reviewed on: 03-10-2023