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National Public Health Response to Candida auris in England

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Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Division, National Infection Service, Public Health England, 61 Colindale Avenue, London, NW9 5EQ, UK
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Department of Infection, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG, UK
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J. Fungi 2019, 5(4), 93; https://doi.org/10.3390/jof5040093
Received: 30 August 2019 / Revised: 25 September 2019 / Accepted: 26 September 2019 / Published: 3 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Candida auris)
This paper highlights the key steps undertaken by a national public health agency, working in close collaboration with academic partners and experienced healthcare professionals, in developing a response to the rapid emergence of a novel nosocomial pathogen. It details the key activities in national incident management team formation, surveillance activities, epidemiological investigations, laboratory developments, scientific advances, and collaborative activities. It discusses commonalities that can be adapted for dealing with the emergence of future new pathogens.
Keywords: emerging; response; development; public health; fungal; novel; engagement emerging; response; development; public health; fungal; novel; engagement
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Brown, C.S.; Guy, R. National Public Health Response to Candida auris in England. J. Fungi 2019, 5, 93.

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