Surface disinfection challenges for Candida auris: an in vitro study

Ryan Kean, Leighann Sherry, Eleanor Townsend, Emily McKloud, Bryn Short, Ayorinde Akinbobola, William G. Mackay, Craig Williams, Brian L. Jones, Gordon Ramage

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The emerging pathogenic multidrug-resistant yeast Candida auris is an important source of healthcare?associated infections and of growing global clinical concern. The ability of this organism to survive on surfaces and withstand environmental stressors creates a challenge for eradicating it from hospitals. A panel of C. auris clinical isolates was evaluated on different surface environments against the standard disinfectant sodium hypochlorite and high level disinfectant peracetic acid. C. auris was shown to selectively tolerate clinically relevant concentrations of sodium hypochlorite and peracetic acid in a surface dependent manner, which may explain its ability to successfully persist within the hospital environment. Copyright © 2017 The Healthcare Infection Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-436
JournalJournal of Hospital Infection
Issue number4
Early online date1 Dec 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018


  • candida auris
  • disinfection
  • surface


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