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Controlling C. Auris Outbreaks in the Hospital

Key clinical point: C. auris outbreaks can be controlled by a concerted infection control strategy but can be expensive.

Major finding: Clinical infection was significantly associated with prolonged hospital stay, hemodialysis, and antifungal therapy.

Study details: Prospective data was collected from 34 patients in a single center outbreak; risk factors and cost analysis were done retrospectively.

Disclosures: The study did not receive outside funding and the authors reported no disclosures.


Taori SK et al. J of Infection 2019. 79 (6):601–11.