Candida auris: Epidemiological situation, laboratory capacity and preparedness in European Union and European economic area countries, 2013 to 2017.

Kohlenberg A, Struelens MJ, Monnet DL, Plachouras D (2018) Candida auris: Epidemiological situation, laboratory capacity and preparedness in European Union and European economic area countries, 2013 to 2017. Euro Surveill 23(13), PubMed Open Access

Abstract

During 2013-2017, 620 cases of Candida auris were reported in the European Union/European Economic Area - 466 (75.2%) colonisations, 110 (17.7%) bloodstream infections, 40 (6.5%) other infections and four cases (0.6%) of unknown colonisation/infection status - the majority from four large outbreaks. Survey results showed that several countries lacked laboratory capacity and/or information on the occurrence of cases at national level. To prevent further spread, adequate laboratory capacity and infection control preparedness is required in Europe.

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doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.13.18-00136 PMID: 29616608