Information for Laboratorians and Health Professionals

Candida auris is an emerging yeast that can be misidentified as other organisms, is multidrug resistant, and can spread in healthcare settings. It is important to know how to identify, treat, and control the spread of this organism.  The resources below are meant for laboratorians, clinicians, infection control practitioners, and public health professionals.

Healthcare facilities or laboratories that suspect they have a patient with C. auris infection should contact state or local public health authorities and CDC (candidaauris@cdc.gov) immediately for guidance.

CDC Expert Commentary
Dr. Tom Chiller

The Unexpected and Troubling Rise of Candida aurisExternal
 August 24, 2017
CDC expert Dr. Tom Chiller discusses Candida auris, an emerging fungus that presents a serious global health threat.