News & Perspective

Jan 09, 2020

Jan 09, 2020
Elderly patient in hospital

Three cases of worrisome pan-resistant C auris found in New York

The authors say the finding is concerning and emphasize the role of repeat susceptibility tests.

Nov 13, 2019

Nov 13, 2019
Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter

CDC spotlights 'deadly threat' of antibiotic resistance

Resistant bacteria and fungi cause more than 2.8 million infections and 35,000 deaths a year in the United States, a new report says.

Nov 04, 2019

Nov 04, 2019
Injection drug use

Study notes increasing candidemia in injection drug users

The proportion of candidemia in patients with injection drug use more than doubled.

Jun 25, 2019

Jun 25, 2019
Hand on hospital bed rail

Study: Colonized Candida auris patients shed fungus via skin

To control the deadly fungus, scientists have to better understand how it spreads.

Apr 10, 2019

Apr 10, 2019
Candida auris

Novel antifungal shows early promise against Candida auris

Though success has been shown in only 2 patients, recruitment of more patients is under way.

Feb 19, 2019

Feb 19, 2019
Pregnant woman

Antifungal drug during pregnancy tied to miscarriage, birth defects

Fluconazole during early pregnancy was linked to a more than double risk of miscarriage.

Oct 03, 2018

Oct 03, 2018
Intensive care unit sign

Study links hospital Candida auris outbreak to reusable thermometers

Temperature probes increased the risk of infection nearly 7 times.

Apr 23, 2018

Apr 23, 2018
Mass spectrometer

FDA approves rapid diagnostic test for Candida auris

The test can yield results in less than an hour, compared with 24 to 48 hours for conventional tests.

Aug 17, 2017

Aug 17, 2017

Antifungal development gets new attention

With resistance emerging to a limited set of treatment options, new drugs for invasive fungal infections are desperately needed.

Aug 15, 2017

Aug 15, 2017
Candida albicans

Candida auris spreading in UK hospitals

About a quarter of the 200 colonized patients had clinical illness, including 27 with bloodstream infections.

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