(Hansen’s Disease)Leprosy is a bacterial infection caused by Mycobacterium leprae. In Ontario, a very small number of imported cases occur per year. Although it is not fully understood how leprosy spreads, it is thought to be through frequent close contact with untreated infected persons. Leprosy affects skin, nerves and mucous membranes and is treated with antibiotics. Untreated cases may result in severe nerve damage, including paralysis of the hands and feet.
PHO Rounds: PIDAC’s Interim Guide for Infection Prevention and Control of Candida auris
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Candida auris (C. auris) is an emerging fungal pathogen capable of causing invasive disease, particularly in critically ill patient populations.
Updated 23 Feb 2019
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