Candida auris (including rule-out Candida auris)
Infectious agent: Candida auris
Description of illness:
C. auris is a yeast that can cause varied illness types, from localized wound infections to severe, invasive bloodstream infections in hospitalized patients. It is often multidrug resistant, results in persistent colonization of skin, survives for a long time in the environment, and has resulted in outbreaks.