The deadly, drug-resistant strain of fungus can cause infections in the bloodstream, wounds and ears, and of 587 cases found here across the United States, 414 cases have been reported in the tri-state area.
First identified in Japan in 2009, the fungus has spread to more than 12 countries around the globe.
The disease's knack for spreading easily through medical facilities and nursing homes.
There were 11 isolated cases of Candida auris infections at public hospitals here since 2012 but no outbreak was reported, a Ministry of Health (MOH) spokesman said on Tuesday (April 9) in response to queries.
New York City has the most C. auris cases in the country with 309; New Jersey has 104; CT has one.
The CDC also reported that the median age for the clinical case-patients was 72, but that the ages of those infected ranged from 21 to 96 years.
The Singapore General Hospital (SGH) confirmed yesterday that the three C. auris cases mentioned in the letter were treated in SGH. The elderly, infants and people with compromised immune systems are at greatest risk of contracting Candia auris.
Most C. auris infections are treatable with a class of antifungal drugs called echinocandins.
In the United Kingdom, an intensive care unit had to shut down after they found 72 people there were infected with candida auris, and in Spain, a hospital found 372 patients had the fungus. He died 90 days later, while traces of the fungus were found in every corner of his room.
Candida auris appears to thrive in healthcare settings and is raising concerns among experts worldwide. It even has the ability to survive on surfaces like walls and furniture for weeks on end, according to the CDC.
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Dr Ling Moi Lin, director of Infection Prevention and Epidemiology at SGH, said: "Thorough contact tracing was conducted for all individuals who came into contact with the affected patients".
Since Candida auris infections generally occur in people who are already sick with serious medical conditions, it can be hard to determine cause of death.
People in normal good health have little to fear from the fungus but are capable of carrying it, without symptoms, and then infecting others who already have less resistance, said Dr. Louie.
He argued that the increase in Candida auris probably reflects the overuse of antibiotics, and urged doctors and patients to cut back on treating illness with those medications.
Here's what you need to know about the Candida auris.
Recently C. auris reached New York, New Jersey and IL, leading the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to add it to a list of germs deemed "urgent threats".
How are Candida auris infections diagnosed?
Candida auris (C auris) is a harmful form of yeast, identified by the CDC as a "superbug" fungus.