The new bug on the block is Candida auris. This is different from the common Candida albicans, which frequently causes vaginal yeast infections in women, diaper rash or "thrush," an oral infection often complicating antibiotic treatment. C. albicans is susceptible to many anti-fungals; C. auris is not, and often is resistant to multiple classes of antibiotics.

The other disturbing trait is C. auris ability to be transmitted from person to person. This has not been seen with other types of Candida.

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