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Volume 25, Number 7—July 2019

Hospital-Associated Multicenter Outbreak of Emerging Fungus Candida auris, Colombia, 2016

Paige A. Armstrong1Comments to Author , Sandra M. Rivera1Comments to Author , Patricia Escandon, Diego H. Caceres, Nancy Chow, Matthew J. Stuckey, Jorge Díaz, Adriana Gomez, Norida Vélez, Andres Espinosa-Bode, Soraya Salcedo, Adriana Marin, Indira Berrio, Carmen Varón, Angel Guzman, Jairo E. Pérez-Franco, Julian D. Escobar, Nohora Villalobos, Juan M. Correa, Anastasia P. Litvintseva, Shawn R. Lockhart, Ryan Fagan, Tom M. Chiller, Brendan Jackson2, and Oscar Pacheco2
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (P.A. Armstrong, D.H. Caceres, N. Chow, M.J. Stuckey, A. Espinosa-Bode, A.P. Litvintseva, S.R. Lockhart, R. Fagan, T.M. Chiller, B. Jackson); Instituto Nacional de Salud, Bogotá, Colombia (S.M. Rivera, P. Escandon, J. Díaz, A. Gomez, N. Vélez, O. Pacheco); Clínica General del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia (S. Salcedo, A. Marin); Clínica El Rosario, Medellín, Colombia (I. Berrio); Corporación para Investigaciones Biológicas (CIB), Medellín (I. Berrio); Hospital General de Medellín, Medellín (I. Berrio); Hospital Doña Pilar, Cartagena, Colombia (C. Varón, A. Guzman); Hospital Militar Central, Bogotá (J.E. Pérez-Franco, J.D. Escobar); Clínica los Nogales, Bogotá (N. Villalobos, J.M. Correa)

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Table 4

Patient sampling in suspected or known cases of Candida auris fungemia, Colombia, 2016*

Patient no. Primary specimen type positive No. body sites sampled for colonization No. (%) body sites positive for C. auris
1 Blood 11 1 (9%): rectum
2 Blood 10 0
3 Blood 11 7 (64%): ears, axilla, left nostril, rectum, fecal material
4 Urine 10 1 (10%): left groin
5 Sputum 11 1 (9%): right groin
6 None 10 2 (20%): axillae

*Sampling from a seventh patient, who had an unidentified yeast growing in blood culture at the time of testing, did not yield C. auris.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

2These authors contributed equally to this article.

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