Candida auris (the word auris is Latin for “ear” as the fungus was first discovered in the ear of a Japanese patient in 2009)
Since the 2009 discovery in Japan, Candida auris has been found in nine countries across four continents (US, South Korea, India, South Africa, Kuwait, Colombia, Venezuela, Pakistan, United Kingdom)
Signs and Symptoms
Note: It may also cause infections in the bladder and lungs
The fungus is very difficult to identify with standard laboratory methods, but can be diagnosed with a fungal culture of blood or other body fluids
Candida auris is resistant to antifungal drugs, which makes it so deadly
Prevention: What Can You Do?
Elizabethkingia In the News