Candida auris  (C. auris )

Candida auris is an emerging fungus that can cause serious infections. It is difficult to treat because it can be resistant to the commonly used classes of antifungal medications. Identifying C. auris with standard laboratory methods can be challenging, which can lead to misidentification and improper care and treatment of infected patients. Similar to other multi-drug resistant organisms like CRE and MRSA, C. auris can be spread in healthcare settings and cause outbreaks. Recently, C. auris has been identified in several long term acute care hospitals (LTACs) and skilled nursing facilities that provide ventilator care (vSNFs) in Orange County, and has also been identified in a facility in Long Beach.


Resources (PDFs)

Patients and Families:
FAQ General
FAQ Patients needing Testing

Healthcare Providers:
CDPH Enhanced Standard Precautions for Skilled Nursing Facilities
CDC FAQ Infection Preventionists
CDC FAQ Lab Workers 
Interfacility Transfer Form


 Health Alerts

Candida auris in Orange County 5/30/19
Long Beach Dept. of Health and Human Services Candida auris Guidance 5/22/19 


Questions?

For additional information or to request testing at your facility, please contact (562) 570-4302. 











































Last Updated: 6/13/19