Candida auris: epidemiological situation, laboratory capacity and preparedness in European Union and European Economic Area countries, 2013 to 2017

Anke Kohlenberg, Marc J. Struelens, Dominique L. Monnet, Diamantis Plachouras,

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Abstract

During 2013-2017, 620 cases of Candida auris were reported in the European Union/European Economic Area - 466 (75.2%) colonisations, 110 (17.7%) bloodstream infections, 40 (6.5%) other infections and four cases (0.6%) of unknown colonisation/infection status - the majority from four large outbreaks. Survey results showed that several countries lacked laboratory capacity and/or information on the occurrence of cases at national level. To prevent further spread, adequate laboratory capacity and infection control preparedness is required in Europe.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume23
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2018

Keywords

  • Antifungal Agents/pharmacology
  • Candida/classification
  • Candidiasis/diagnosis
  • Cross Infection/diagnosis
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Drug Resistance, Multiple, Fungal
  • Europe/epidemiology
  • European Union/statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infection Control/methods
  • Laboratories/standards
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Prevalence

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