Candida (fungal infections)
Candida is a type of yeast that is normally found in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and on the skin of people. Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by yeasts that belong to the genus Candida. Some of the hundreds of Candida species can cause infection in humans.
- Candida auris (C. auris)
Candida auris is a globally emerging fungus that can cause severe illness. Often infected individuals are those who receive a high level of health care. Find out what Candida auris is, who is most at risk, and how it is spread, as well as information for health professionals on the case definition and required reporting on our Candida auris web page.
- Invasive Candidiasis (IC)
In individuals with certain underlying conditions, Candida can cause a serious infection called invasive candidiasis (IC). Invasive candidiasis occurs when Candida species enter the bloodstream and affect internal organs like the kidney, heart, or brain. Find more information about IC, who is most at risk, and how it is spread, as well as information for health professionals on the case definition and surveillance on our IC web page.
More Information about candida:
- CDC: Candidiasis
CDC site with information about several types of candidiasis including: "thrush" (Candida infections of the mouth, throat, and esophagus), "yeast infection" (vaginal candidiasis), invasive candidiasis (IC), and drug-resistant Candida species (C. auris).