What is C. auris?
Candida auris (also called C. auris) is a fungus that can cause bloodstream and other types of invasive infections. More than 1 in 3 patients die within a month of C. auris infection. Antifungal medications used to treat Candida infections often don’t work. Patients can carry C. auris on their body and can spread from their bodies and get on other people and nearby objects. It can persist in the environment and withstand many routinely used disinfectants.