Investigators may have identified new strategies to combat Candida auris by using combinations of antifungal and antibacterial drugs.

The news comes as cases of C auris have been spreading across the nation and in more than a dozen other countries. As of April 30, 2019, 12 states had had at least 1 clinical case of C auris infection, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Three states—Illinois, New Jersey, and New York⁠—had reported more than 100 cases.

C auris is an invasive infection most often associated with patients at hospitals or nursing homes who have had lines or tubes like catheters or feeding tubes inserted into their bodies.

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