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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.

Jul 20, 2017

Jul 20, 2017
Scientist at microscope

CDC keeping a watchful eye on Candida auris

If illness from the fungus becomes more common, "We are dealing with the potential for a highly resistant bug to really take off."

Jul 17, 2017

Jul 17, 2017
Candida auris

CDC reports uptick in Candida auris cases

Also, the CDC said C auris has been isolated from 110 more patients hospitalized in three affected states.

Jun 27, 2017

Jun 27, 2017
Spinal nerve block

Head of fungal meningitis outbreak pharmacy sentenced to 9 years in prison

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.

Nov 04, 2016

Nov 04, 2016
Candida fungus

CDC reports first US cases of drug-resistant Candida auris

The emerging drug-resistant yeast can cause fatal invasive infections.

Jul 05, 2016

Jul 05, 2016
Acute care hospital

UK warns about drug-resistant Candida infections

A week after the CDC issued a Candida auris alert, PHE follows suit.

Jun 29, 2016

Jun 29, 2016
Candida

CDC issues warning on multidrug-resistant yeast infection

Candida auris has caused deadly hospital infections in several nations since 2009.

Oct 24, 2013

Oct 24, 2013
Exserohilum rostratum fungus

Study: Many outbreak fungal infections involved CNS

81% of patients in the early weeks of a large outbreak of fungal infections from steroid injections had CNS infections.

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