Candida auris in germany and previous exposure to foreign healthcare.

Hamprecht A, Barber AE, Mellinghoff SC, Thelen P, Walther G, Yu Y, Neurgaonkar P, Dandekar T, Cornely OA, Martin R, Kurzai O (2019) Candida auris in germany and previous exposure to foreign healthcare. Emerg Infect Dis 25(9), 1763-1765. PubMed Open Access PDF

Abstract

The emerging yeast Candida auris has disseminated worldwide. We report on 7 cases identified in Germany during 2015-2017. In 6 of these cases, C. auris was isolated from patients previously hospitalized abroad. Whole-genome sequencing and epidemiologic analyses revealed that all patients in Germany were infected with different strains.

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doi: 10.3201/eid2509.190262 PMID: 31223105