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Reusable thermometers implicated in Candida auris outbreak in neuroscience ICU
eMediNexus,  05 October 2018
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   Reusable thermometers may be the cause of outbreak of Candida auris infection in a neuroscience ICU in Englands Oxford University Hospitals, despite efforts to sanitize them between uses. In the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine online October 4, 2018, 70 patients were found to harbor C. auris from early February 2015 to late August 2017, with seven patients developing invasive infections. C. auris is an emerging multidrug-resistant fungus that has recently been linked to outbreaks, often in ICUs.
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