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

Michelle Doll, Michael Anne Preas, J. Kristie Johnson, Clifford Mitchell, Brenda Roup, Lucy Wilson, Christine Carothers, Grace Nkonge, Surbhi Leekha

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-118
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Doll, M., Preas, M. A., Johnson, J. K., Mitchell, C., Roup, B., Wilson, L., Carothers, C., Nkonge, G., & Leekha, S. (2017). A Pseudo-outbreak of Aspergillosis at a Tertiary Care Hospital: Thinking beyond the Infection Control Risk Assessment. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 38(1), 115-118. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2016.220