Highlights

•    Candida auris is a newly identified and globally emerging fungal infection.
•    C. auris shows extensive innate and acquired resistance to antifungal drugs.
•    The fungus is intrinsically resistant to widely used hospital disinfectantsleading to high rates of nosocomial transmission.
•    Research into virulence and treatment of C. auris in susceptible patients is urgently needed.

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