It's scary to think about all the microscopic bacteria, organisms, viruses and fungi which can cause us harm.
Luckily, this fungus does not appear to be a major cause for concern at present.
Dr Colin Brown, from Public Health England's national infection service, said most of the UK cases had been detected by screening, rather than investigations for patients with symptoms. But 27 patients have developed bloodstream infections. "Our enhanced surveillance shows a low risk to patients in healthcare settings. Most cases detected have not shown symptoms or developed an infection as a result of the fungus. "NHS hospitals that have experienced outbreaks of Candida auris have not found it to be the cause of death in any patients."