Clinical cases of Candida auris, an emerging fungus considered an urgent threat, rose sharply in 2021.

Date: March 20, 2023

Source: CNN Health

Author: Janelle Chavez

Excerpt: “The CDC has called Candida auris an “urgent threat” because it is often multidrug-resistant, easily spreads through health care facilities and can cause deadly disease. It is also resistant to some common disinfectants and can be carried on people’s skin without causing symptoms, facilitating its spread to others.” […] “Fungal pathogens are a major threat to public health as they are becoming increasingly common and resistant to treatment with only four classes of antifungal medicines currently available,” WHO says.