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Candida auris UPSC NOTE


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

  • It is resistant to most antifungal agents, making it difficult to treat.

  • It is a multidrug-resistant oval-shaped fungus that causes life-threatening outbreaks, particularly in healthcare settings

  • Live cultures of Candida auris have been isolated and documented in the ear canals of hospitalised stray dogs in the capital 

  • The presence of Candida auris in stray dogs suggests a potential reservoir or source of the fungus.

  • The study involved scientists from Delhi University and Canada's McMaster University.

  • Out of the 87 dogs examined, four dogs (4.5%) showed evidence of C. auris infection or colonization.

  • The presence of C. auris was detected in the dogs' ear canals and on the surface of their skin.

  • The study's findings were published in the Journal of Fungi.



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Candida auris UPSC NOTE
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