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Candida auris – recommendations on infection prevention and control measures in Switzerland

Published inSwiss Medical Weekly, vol. 150, w20297
Publication date2020

Candida auris, a globally emerging pathogen, has beenrepeatedly introduced into European healthcare settings,leading to large and long-lasting nosocomial outbreaks.The pathogen has already been isolated in Switzerland,requiring clinicians and microbiologists to become alert.This is the first comprehensive guidance document on pre-vention and control ofC. aurisin Swiss acute care hospi-tals. It brings to light the most recent evidence from pub-lished original articles and reviews. We emphasise theimportance of quickly identifying this yeast by means ofscreening in order to prevent an outbreak that could be dif-ficult to contain. Key containment strategies include rein-forcing early detection, hand hygiene, application of strictcontact precautions for colonised and infected patients,and thorough specific environmental cleaning and disin-fection.

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VUICHARD-GYSIN, Danielle et al. Candida auris – recommendations on infection prevention and control measures in Switzerland. In: Swiss Medical Weekly, 2020, vol. 150, p. w20297. doi: 10.4414/smw.2020.20297
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