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LAC DPH Health Advisory: Resurgence of Candida auris in Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH) issued a health advisory on July 17, 2020 about recent multiple reports of healthcare associated Candida auris (C. auris) isolates and one outbreak of C. auris in a Los Angeles County healthcare facility.

This advisory discusses priority containment of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the full LAC DPH Health Advisory: Resurgence of Candida auris in Los Angeles County.

Because guidance for the prevention and management of COVID-19 may change, providers and staff are encouraged to visit the Los Angeles Health Alert Network (LAHAN) website frequently. You can also subscribe to the LAHAN to receive alerts, advisories, and updates from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

⇒ Keep up to date by visiting the LAC DPH Coronavirus Webpage for Health Professionals.

 

Reporting

 

Providers are asked to report all suspect and confirmed C. auris cases to your local health department within one working day.

Los Angeles County DPH Acute Communicable Disease Control:

 

Long Beach Health and Human Services:

 

Pasadena Public Health Department:

  • Call the Communicable Disease Control Program at 1.626.744.6089 weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.