Cases and transmission of highly contagious fungal infections see dramatic increase between 2019 and 2021

A study of national surveillance data found that cases of Candida auris, a highly contagious fungal infection, rose drastically between 2019 and 2021 reflecting increased transmission. The researchers also noted an increase in echinocandin-resistant cases and evidence of transmission, which is particularly concerning because echinocandins are first-line therapy for invasive Candida infections, including C auris.

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