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Candida auris formed biofilms that were 10 times as dense as those formed by C albicans.
The authors say the finding is concerning and emphasize the role of repeat susceptibility tests.
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.
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.
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."
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