With an event-wide focus on major diagnostic and microbiological topics, multiple sessions centered around antimicrobial resistance (AMR). We’ve highlighted select AMR-focused sessions and research that were presented during the information-packed weekend.
Candid auris infections took the public by surprise, the CDC added two new microbes to its list of Urgent Threats, and a KFF poll suggested that awareness of antimicrobial resistance is on the rise.
Invasive Candida infections are associated with a high mortality rate. Early diagnosis of invasive candidiasis (a serious Candida infection in the blood or internal organs) is critical in order to initiate antifungal treatment promptly.