Fungal Infection

Recent News

Mar 17, 2021

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 17, 2021

Candida auris in the environment
Contact precautions for MRSA
Mar 10, 2021

COVID-19 Scan for Mar 10, 2021

COVID-19 among young minorities
'Long COVID' symptoms
COVID-19 and pneumococcal vaccine
Fungal infection with COVID
Feb 08, 2021

News Scan for Feb 08, 2021

Ebola returns to DRC
PAHO Candida auris alert
Avian flu outbreaks
Jan 22, 2021

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 22, 2021

Hospital discharge antibiotics
Candida auris uptick
Dec 30, 2020

News Scan for Dec 30, 2020

COVID-19 hospital infections
Yellow fever in Senegal
Aug 28, 2020

COVID-19 Scan for Aug 28, 2020

COVID-19, C auris coinfections
COVID inflammatory syndrome in Chile, Iran
Jul 14, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 14, 2020

Pediatric antifungal stewardship
Less carbapenem use in Australia
May 06, 2020

News Scan for May 06, 2020

Pediatric Candida auris infections
Burundi measles outbreak
Apr 07, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 07, 2020

Nursing home antibiotic time-outs
Antifungal stewardship in hospitals
Feb 28, 2020

News Scan for Feb 28, 2020

No new DRC Ebola cases
US candidemia burden

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Al Shakirchi M, Klingspor L, Bergman P, et al. A 16-year retrospective study on fungal prevalence and diversity in patients with cystic fibrosis–Candida dubliniensis was associated with a decline in lung function. Int J Infect Dis 2020 (published online May 22)

Alenazy H, Alghamdi A, Pinto R, et al. Candida colonization as a predictor of invasive candidiasis in non-neutropenic ICU patients with sepsis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Infect Dis 2020 (published online Nov 2)

Alshamrani MM, El-Saed A, Mohammed A, et al. Report details the management of a Candida auris outbreak in a tertiary-care hospital in Saudi Arabia. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020 (published online Sep 3)

Arora P, Singh P, Wang Y, et al. Environmental isolation of Candida auris from the coastal wetlands of Andaman Islands, India. mBio 2021 (published online Mar 16)

Benedict K, Gibbons-Burgener S, Kocharian A, et al. Blastomycosis surveillance in 5 states, United States, 1987-2018. Emerg Infect Dis 2021 Apr;27(4)

Benedict K, Molinari NA, Jackson BR. Public awareness of invasive fungal diseases—United States 2019. MMWR 2020 Sep 25;69(38):1343-6

Benedict K, Thompson GR, Jackson BR. Cannabis use and fungal infections in a commercially insured population, United States, 2016. Emerg Infect Dis 2020 Jun;26(6)

Bergeron G, Bloch D, Murray K, et al. Candida auris colonization after discharge to a community setting—New York City, 2017–2019. Open Forum Infect Dis 2020 (published online Dec 15)

Boyce JM, Dumigan DG, Havill NL, et al. A multi-center outbreak of Candida tropicalis bloodstream infections associated with contaminated hemodialysis machine prime buckets. Am J Infect Control 2021 (published online Feb 22)

Brown L, Leck AK, Gichangi M, et al. The global incidence and diagnosis of fungal keratitis. Lancet Infect Dis 2020 (published online Oct 22)

Chen M, Chen C, Yang Q, et al. Candida meningitis in neurosurgical patients: a single-institute study of 9 cases over 7 years. Epidemiol Infect 2020 (published online May 22)

Cheng YS, Roma JS, Shen M, et al. Identification of antifungal compounds against multidrug resistant Candida auris utilizing a high throughput drug repurposing screen. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2021 (published online Jan 19)

Danion F, Duval C, Severac F, et al. Factors associated with coinfections in invasive aspergillosis: a retrospective cohort study. Clin Microbiol Infect 2021 (published online Mar 1)

De Almeida JN, Francisco EC, Ruiz AH, et al. Epidemiology, clinical aspects, outcomes and prognostic factors associated with Trichosporon fungaemia: results of an international multicentre study carried out at 23 medical centres. J Antimicrob Chemother 2021 (published online Apr 23)

Denny S, Abdolrasouli A, Elamin T, et al. A retrospective multicenter analysis of candidaemia among COVID-19 patients during the first UK pandemic wave. J Infect 2021 (published online Feb 17)

Eckbo EJ, Wong T, Bharat A, et al. First reported outbreak of the emerging pathogen Candida auris in Canada. Am J Infect Control 2021 (published online Jan 20)

Eguiguren L, Newland JG, Kronman MP, et al. The current state of antifungal stewardship among pediatric antimicrobial stewardship programs. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020 (published online Jul 14)

Garcia-Jeldes HF, Mitchell R, McGeer A, et al. Prevalence of Candida auris in Canadian acute care hospitals among at-risk patients, 2018. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2020;9(82)

Giacobbe DR, Salsano A, del Puente F, et al. Risk factors for candidemia after open-heart surgery: results from a multicenter case-control study. Open Forum Infect Dis 2020 (published online Jun 19)

Hoenigl M, Salmanton-Garcia J, Walsh TJ, et al. Global guideline for the diagnosis and management of rare mould infections: an initiative of the European Confederation of Medical Mycology in cooperation with the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology and the American Society for Microbiology. Lancet Infect Dis 2021 (published online Feb 16)

Kobayashi T, Marra AR, Schweizer ML, et al. Impact of infectious disease consultation in patients with candidemia: a retrospective study, systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Open Forum Infect Dis 2020 (published online Jul 3)

McTaggart LR, Cabrera A, Cronin K, et al. Antifungal susceptibility of clinical yeast isolates from a large Canadian reference laboratory and application of whole genome sequence analysis to elucidate mechanisms of acquired resistance. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2020 (published online Jun 22)

Morris SR, Bristow CC, Wierzbicki MR, et al. Performance of a single-use, rapid, point-of-care PCR device for the detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, and Trichomonas vaginalis: a cross-sectional study. Lancet Infect Dis 2020 (published online Nov 23)

Neofytos D, Garcia-Vidal C, Lamoth F, et al. Invasive aspergillosis in solid organ transplant patients: diagnosis, prophylaxis, treatment, and assessment of response. BMC Infect Dis 2021 Mar 24;21:296

Price TK, Mirasol R, Ward KW, et al. Genomic characterizations of clade III lineage of Candida auris, California, USA. Emerg Infect Dis 2021 Apr;27(4)

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