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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Sep;38(9):1107-1109. doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.127. Epub 2017 Jul 11.

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

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1Research Service,Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center,Cleveland,Ohio.
2
2Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine,Cleveland,Ohio.
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3Center for Medical Mycology,Case Western Reserve University,Cleveland,Ohio.

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.

PMID:
28693657
DOI:
10.1017/ice.2017.127
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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