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A Pseudo-outbreak of Aspergillosis at a Tertiary Care Hospital: Thinking Beyond the Infection Control Risk Assessment

  • Michelle Doll (a1), Michael Anne Preas (a2), J. Kristie Johnson (a3), Clifford Mitchell (a4), Brenda Roup (a4), Lucy Wilson (a4), Christine Carothers (a2), Grace Nkonge (a2) and Surbhi Leekha (a3)...

Abstract

In the modern era of carefully monitored renovations, construction-related Aspergillus outbreaks have decreased. We investigated an increase in clinical cultures growing Aspergillus species, determining that contamination of the mycology lab caused a pseudo-outbreak. A major construction site was appropriately sealed, but unrecognized staff traffic may have facilitated laboratory contamination.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;1–4

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Address correspondence to Michelle Doll, MD, MPH, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, 1300 East Marshall Street, North Hospital, 2nd Floor Rm 2-100, P.O. Box 980019, Richmond, VA 23298-0019 (Michelle.Doll@vcuhealth.org).

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A Pseudo-outbreak of Aspergillosis at a Tertiary Care Hospital: Thinking Beyond the Infection Control Risk Assessment

  • Michelle Doll (a1), Michael Anne Preas (a2), J. Kristie Johnson (a3), Clifford Mitchell (a4), Brenda Roup (a4), Lucy Wilson (a4), Christine Carothers (a2), Grace Nkonge (a2) and Surbhi Leekha (a3)...

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