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
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]