August 15 – Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Webinar

Tackling an Invasive, Emerging Multi-drug Resistant Yeast: Candida auris—What Health Care Providers Need to Know

Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Time: 2:00–3:00 P.M. EDT 

During this COCA call, clinicians will learn about the updated identification, treatment, and infection control recommendations for Candida auris. C. auris, an emerging fungus that can cause invasive infections, is associated with high mortality and is often resistant to multiple antifungal drugs. C. auris was first described in 2009, after being isolated from external ear canal discharge of a patient in Japan. Since then, reports of C. auris infections, including bloodstream infections, have been noted from over a dozen countries—and it has now been found in the United States. As of July 14, 2017, 98 cases have been reported to CDC. Click here for more webinar details.