Candida auris Discovery through Community Wastewater Surveillance during Healthcare Outbreak, Nevada, USA, 2022
, Jorge Chavez, Thomas Iverson, John Hergert, Kelly Oakeson, Nathan LaCross, Chidinma Njoku, Andrew Gorzalski, and Daniel Gerrity
Author affiliation: Author affiliations: Utah Department of Health and Human Services, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (A. Rossi, J. Chavez, T. Iverson, J. Hergert, K. Oakeson, N. LaCross); Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (C. Njoku); University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, USA (A. Gorzalski); Southern Nevada Water Authority, Las Vegas (D. Gerrity).
Figure 2. Genetic relatedness of clinical and wastewater isolates identified in the southern Nevada, USA, 2022, to reference clinical isolates. Neighbor-joining phylogenetic tree shows clade III C. auris isolates recovered from 3 southern Nevada acute care hospitals (identified by National Center for Biotechnology Information Sequence Read Archive [SRA] accession number) and from the wastewater treatment plants to which they were connected (NV_Wastewater_1 [SRA accession no. SRR21758525] and NV_Wastewater_2[SRA accession no. SRR21758524]). Two unrelated isolates from Florida and Indiana are included in the tree: B188833_FL (SRA accession no. SRR12526241) and B12631_IN (SRA accession no. SRR7909359). Scale bar indicates single-nucleotide polymorphisms.
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