Preventing invasive fungal infection during hospital building works

C. C. Chang, E. Athan, C. O. Morrissey, M. A. Slavin

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Abstract

Hospital building works increase the risk of invasive fungal infections. Nosocomial outbreaks have been reported. A pre-emptive strategy for planned building works is paramount. The roles of HEPA filtration, air-sampling and modulation of 'routine' antifungal prophylaxis practice are discussed in the context of pre-emptive planning and outbreak management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)538-541
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine Journal
Volume38
Issue number6B
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Air-sampling
  • Building works
  • HEPA filtration
  • Invasive fungal infection
  • Nosocomial outbreaks

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