Doctor calls for deadly fungal infection to be notifiable

More education and data needed on drug-resistant Candida auris, says infectious diseases expert Dr Marion Kaine

A senior infectious diseases specialist, Dr Marion Kainer, has called for the introduction of a notification system for the drug-resistant fungus infection Candida auris.

Dr Marion Kainer
Dr Marion Kainer.

Dr Kainer, head of infectious diseases at Western Health in Melbourne, says doctors in the US are required to notify their state health departments of an infection with C. auris

But no such system exists