'Immediate Threat': CDC Warns Against Candida Auris, A Drug-Resistant Fungus Invading Health Care Settings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is calling an emerging 

fungus an "urgent threat" after a new study found it is 

spreading at an "alarming rate" in health care settings.

Cases of Candida auris (C. auris), which is resistant to many e

antifungal drugs, have increased every year since it was 

first reported in 2016. Their sharpest increase was between 2020 and 2021,

according to the study published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicin