Candida auris: The path of yeast resistance

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Abstract

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have gained a lot of attention in recent years, but there’s another budding ‘villain’ that demands a spotlight and it comes in the form of a yeast. Candida auris debuted on the public health scene in 2009 after it was isolated from a Japanese patient’s ear canal. Since then, the multidrug-resistant fungus has become a “major healthcare threat, with hospital outbreaks occurring worldwide”. Now, University of Aberdeen researcher
Dr Alexander Lorenz and his team are working to find out how the pathogen is able to colonise and infect humans and discover the key to its antifungal resistance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-141
Number of pages4
JournalResearch Outreach
Volume113
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020

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