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Environmental Surfaces in Healthcare Facilities are a Potential Source for Transmission of Candida auris and Other Candida Species

  • Christina T. Piedrahita (a1), Jennifer L. Cadnum (a1), Annette L. Jencson (a1), Aaron A. Shaikh (a2), Mahmoud A. Ghannoum (a3) (a4) and Curtis J. Donskey (a2) (a5)...
Abstract

Contaminated surfaces have been implicated as a potential route for dissemination of the emerging multidrug-resistant fungal pathogen Candida auris. In laboratory testing, C. auris and other Candida species persisted for 7 days on moist or dry surfaces. Candida species were recovered frequently from the hospital environment, particularly from moist surfaces.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017;38:1107–1109

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Address correspondence to Curtis J. Donskey, MD, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 (curtisd123@yahoo.com).
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