Candida auris Informational Toolkit for Public Care Settings
The Hamilton County Health Department has released an informational toolkit intended for use in group homes, nursing homes, hospitals and other public care settings, where someone may have a bacterial infection. The informational toolkit is available for download.
The Health Department is responding to recent reports in Hamilton County of a certain type of contagious bacterial infection. Specifically, Candida auris, which causes a bacterial infection in the blood stream that is significantly resistant to antibiotics. Patients with serious medical conditions are particularly vulnerable to the infection.
The most common symptoms are fever and chills that don’t improve after antibiotic treatment for a suspected bacterial infection. Only a laboratory test can diagnose a Candida auris infection. Talk to your healthcare provider if you believe you have a fungal or healthcare associated infection.
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