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To control the deadly fungus, scientists have to better understand how it spreads.
Though success has been shown in only 2 patients, recruitment of more patients is under way.
Fluconazole during early pregnancy was linked to a more than double risk of miscarriage.
Temperature probes increased the risk of infection nearly 7 times.
The test can yield results in less than an hour, compared with 24 to 48 hours for conventional tests.
With resistance emerging to a limited set of treatment options, new drugs for invasive fungal infections are desperately needed.
About a quarter of the 200 colonized patients had clinical illness, including 27 with bloodstream infections.
If illness from the fungus becomes more common, "We are dealing with the potential for a highly resistant bug to really take off."
Also, the CDC said C auris has been isolated from 110 more patients hospitalized in three affected states.
In the wake of new laws and tighter federal oversight, the FDA has done more than 400 inspections, sent 150 warning letters, and overseen 125 recalls.
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