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Candida auris

1. Candida auris is a type of fungus that can cause serious infections in humans.

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1. It is resistant to many antifungal medications, making it difficult to treat.

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1. The fungus can be spread from person to person in healthcare settings, including hospitals and nursing homes.

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1. Candida auris can survive on surfaces in the environment, making it difficult to eradicate.

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1. Symptoms of a Candida auris infection can include fever, chills, and a fast heartbeat.

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1. Diagnosis is typically made through laboratory tests, such as blood cultures or cultures of wound or ear discharge.

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1. Treatment of Candida auris infections often involves antifungal medications, although treatment can be challenging due to the fungus's resistance to many drugs.

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1. Treatment of Candida auris infections often involves antifungal medications, although treatment can be challenging due to the fungus's resistance to many drugs.