Since the identification of the first two Candida auris cases in Chicago, Illinois, in 2016, ongoing spread has been documented in the Chicago area. We describe C. auris emergence in high-acuity long-term healthcare facilities and present a case-study of public health response to C. auris and carbapenemase-producing organisms (CPOs) at one ventilator-capable skilled nursing facility (vSNF A).



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Massimo Pacilli, Janna L Kerins, Whitney J Clegg, Kelly A Walblay, Hira Adil, Sarah K Kemble, Shannon Xydis, Tristan D McPherson, Michael Y Lin, Mary K Hayden, Mary Carl Froilan, Elizabeth Soda, Angela S Tang, Ann Valley, Kaitlin Forsberg, Paige Gable, Heather Moulton-Meissner, D Joseph Sexton, Kara M Jacobs Slifka, Snigdha Vallabhaneni, Maroya Spalding Walters, Stephanie R Black, Regional Emergence of Candida auris in Chicago and Lessons Learned from Intensive Follow-Up at One Ventilator-Capable Skilled Nursing Facility, Clinical Infectious Diseases, , ciaa435,