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Incidence and Management of Candida Auris in a Skilled Nursing Home

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      Background

      Candida auris is an emerging multidrug resistant fungal infection that causes nosocomial transmission.

      Methods

      We describe the incidence and management of C. auris in a hospital-based skilled nursing facility (SNF). Data on resident demography, concurrent medical comorbidities, and medical interventions were obtained through medical records review.

      Results

      Nineteen residents were identified with C. auris in the SNF. Seventeen (89%) were admitted from hospitals and other SNFs. Two (10%) were identified with C. auris colonization after a point prevalence screening done by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). Infection control and prevention measures were instituted, including isolation precautions, environmental cleaning and disinfection, and education. Among nineteen residents, six (31%) were cleared using NYSDOH screening criteria.

      Conclusions

      Aggressive implementation of infection control measures is key in the control and prevention of transmission of C. auris.
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