New York is 1st state to publicize hospitals with C. auris cases

New York health officials on Nov. 13 published a list of healthcare organizations that have treated patients for the deadly fungus Candida auris, making it the first state to share this information with the public, reports The New York Times.

The list includes 64 hospitals, 103 long-term care homes, three hospice units and one long-term care hospital. It does not detail how many cases occurred at each organization.

The New York State Department of Health released the list in response to a rapid increase in C. auris cases. Health officials said the information is intended to boost transparency for consumers and motivate hospitals to stop C. auris from spreading further, according to NYT.

The CDC has reported 836 cases of C. auris nationwide as of Aug. 31. Of these, 388 have occurred in New York.

To view the state's full list of healthcare organizations reporting C. auris cases, click here.

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