Global & Disaster Medicine

Candida auris is an emerging fungus that presents a serious global health threat.


August 21, 2017: Case Count Updated as of July 31, 2017

Candida auris is an emerging fungus that presents a serious global health threat. Healthcare facilities in several countries have reported that C. auris has caused severe illness in hospitalized patients. Some strains of C. auris are resistant to all three major classes of antifungal drugs. This type of multidrug resistance has not been seen before in other species of Candida. Also of concern, C. auris can persist on surfaces in healthcare environments and spread between patients in healthcare facilities. CDC has developed identification(, treatment(, and infection control( recommendations to help prevent the spread of C. auris.

CDC encourages all U.S. laboratory staff who identify C. auris to notify their state or local public health authorities and CDC at

Candida auris cases in the United States

Location represents the state of C. auris specimen collection. The case counts displayed reflect clinical cases of C. auris (i.e., based on specimens collected in the normal course of care). They do not include patients who screened for presence of C. auris colonization. C. auris has been isolated from an additional 120 patients from healthcare facilities in 4 states where clinical cases were detected.  This map will be updated monthly.


CDC Publications:
Candida auris reported from other countries:





South Afria

South Korea


United Kingdom


Recommendations from other countries
Laboratory aspects of Candida auris
Other publications

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