Hospitalized Patient as Source of Aspergillus fumigatus, 2015.

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Hospitalized Patient as Source of Aspergillus fumigatus, 2015.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Aug;24(8):1524-1527

Authors: Lemaire B, Normand AC, Forel JM, Cassir N, Piarroux R, Ranque S

Abstract
Hospital-acquired aspergillosis is usually associated with environmental contamination. In 2015, continuous monitoring of airborne fungi and multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis identified the source of Aspergillus fumigatus as the airway of a patient. Therefore, patients colonized with Aspergillus spp. should be treated in airborne infection isolation rooms.

PMID: 30014836 [PubMed - in process]

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