March 29, 2023 – Infection with the fungus Candida auris can be problematic for some and deadly for others, especially for people at higher risk due to advanced age or because they have a weakened immune system, called immunosuppression. A vaccine in development could offer hope. 

The major problem is not necessarily the fungus itself but a lack of treatment options. C. auris is resistant to two of the three major categories of antifungal therapies, and in some cases all three. 

“It’s the only true multidrug-resistant fungus that we have,” said Ashraf Ibrahim, PhD, an investigator at The Lundquist Institute in Torrance,…


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