Candida auris (C. auris) infection prevention and control
C. auris is an emerging multidrug resistant yeast (sometimes called fungus) that can cause invasive infections that may be extremely difficult to treat. These infections more commonly occur in hospitalised patients, residents of long term care facilities and those with significant medical co-morbidities. C. auris can be spread from person to person and can survive on surfaces for lengthy periods if they are inadequately cleaned and disinfected.
C. auris has been isolated in health care settings across the world and more recently in Australia. Given its relative recency, information about best practice for the management and prevention of C. auris infection, colonisation and cleaning and disinfection may change. As new information becomes available, this page will be updated.
Infection prevention and control guideline
This guideline contains current best evidence information for acute care facilities with special considerations for residential care facilities.
Queensland Health fact sheets
- Better Health Channel
- CDC fact sheets for staff, patients, lab staff, testing and colonisation
- CDC recommendations for infection prevention and control for Candida auris
- European centre for disease prevention and control—rapid risk assessment
- Public health England