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The emerging multidrug-resistant fungal pathogen Candida auris has caused outbreaks in several healthcare facilities. New research from the Journal of Clinical Microbiology suggests the fungus can survive for weeks on plastic surfaces, emphasizing the importance of infection control in these facilities.
Healthcare providers taking care of patients with bacterial sepsis have a very short window in which to diagnose and treat the infection. Not only does the bacterial cause of infection need to be pinpointed, but the antibiotic susceptibility profile of the isolate will determine the efficacy of any drug regimen. A new report from mBio describes a sequencing platform called BacCapSeq that may speed these processes.