Candida auris is an emerging infection, a yeast that is multidrug resistant and has a propensity to spread in healthcare settings. Outbreaks have occurred in several states, primarily in the eastern half of the country. C. auris has been identified in Orange County since early in 2019. Patients who are colonized with C. auris have been identified at multiple skilled nursing facilities and long term acute care hospitals in Orange County. Early detection of C. auris and rigorous adherence to infection control measures is essential for containing its spread in healthcare facilities.
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