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NPHL Updates

Welcome to September NPHL E-News 2022 Edition

Updates from The Nebraska Public Health Laboratory (NPHL), featuring one or more articles each month. NPHL shares important laboratory and public health information, keeping clinical labs up to date about issues in Nebraska and around the world.

A CDC message to laboratory staff on Candida auris

By Karen Stiles MT(ASCP)SMCM

Candida auris is a fungus that causes serious infections and spreads in healthcare facilities. Laboratory staff can help prevent it from spreading and protect themselves from becoming carriers.

    Why is Candida auris a problem?

  • It causes serious infections.

 C. auris can cause bloodstream and invasive infections, especially in patients in hospitals and nursing homes who have many other medical problems. More than 33% of patients die within a month of being diagnosed with an invasive C. auris infection.

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