13 Major Facts About Candida auris (C. auris)

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13 Major Facts About Candida auris: Candida auris is a species of fungus that grows as yeast. It was first discovered in Japan in 2009. Here are the list of 13 major facts about Candida auris.

13 Major Facts About Candida auris

1. Candida auris is an emerging multidrug-resistant yeast that represents a global health threat.

2. Candida auris is capable of causing invasive infections in the human body that can cause severe illness in people with weakened immune systems.

3. Scientists first discovered Candida auris in 2009 in Japan. The capital city of Japan is Tokyo.

4. Candida auris is primarily contracted in healthcare settings, such as hospitals and nursing homes.

5. Candida auris can also liveon the skin or other body parts without making a person sick. It is called being ‘colonized’.

6. The fungus can either colonize a specific region of the body, such as the skin, rectum, and mouth, without causing symptoms or it can cause severe invasive infections by entering the bloodstream or wounds.

7. Candida auris can be spread through contact with contaminated surfaces or equipment, or from physical contact with a person who is infected or colonized.

8. Candida auris can cause infections in different parts of the body, such as the bloodstream, open wounds, and ears.

9. The symptoms depend on the location and severity of the Candida auris infection.

10. The symptoms of C. auris may be similar to those of an infection caused by bacteria. There is not a common set of symptoms specific to C. auris infections.

11. A high fever with chills that does not get better after taking antibiotics may be a sign of a Candida auris infection.

12. Most Candida auris infections are treatable with antifungal drugs.

13. Some Candida auris infections have been resistant to all three main classes of antifungal medications, making them more difficult to treat and often requires the use of combination therapies.

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