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CDC Revises Recommendations for Controlling C. Auris

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new recommendations for hospitals to prevent Candida auris, a multidrug-resistant yeast bacterium.

CDC previously issued C. auris prevention recommendations in June 2016. The updated recommendations include tips for treating invasive infections along with infection control measures.

CDC urges hospitals to place patients with C. auris infection or colonization in single rooms, and to clean rooms of these patients daily and post-discharge with an Environmental Protection Agency-registered disinfectant that is effective against Clostridium difficile. CDC previously recommended disinfectants effective against fungi.

Contact Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at eomalley@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0127 with questions.

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Emily Schweich is a senior communications associate for America's Essential Hospitals.

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