Journal article

Incursions of Candida auris into Australia, 2018

Courtney R Lane, Torsten Seemann, Leon J Worth, Marion Easton, William Pitchers, Jenny Wong, Donna Cameron, Francesca Azzato, Richard Bartolo, Cristina Mateevici, Caroline Marshall, Monica A Slavin, Benjamin P Howden, Deborah A Williamson

Emerging Infectious Diseases | CENTERS DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION | Published : 2020


Candida auris is an emerging global healthcare-associated pathogen. During July-December 2018, four patients with C. auris were identified in Victoria, Australia, all with previous overseas hospitalization. Phylogenetic analysis revealed putative transmission between 2 patients and suspected overseas acquisition in the others. Vigilant screening of at-risk patients is required.