Candida auris

Candida auris was found to be rapidly spreading across COVID-19 ward of a hospital in Florida. It is a yeast that usually causes severe illness in hospitalised patients. It can enter the bloodstream and affect different parts of the body. It is especially caused when people have feeding or breathing tubes or catheters placed in large veins. It can infect bloodstream, wounds and ears and possibly lung or bladder. It is treated using antifungal drug called echinocandins.

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