Trichosporon Asahii among intensive care unit patients at a medical center in Jamaica

Robyn Neblett Fanfair, Orville Heslop, Kizee Etienne, Lois Rainford, Monika Roy, Lalitha Gade, Joyce Peterson, Heather O'Connell, Judith Noble-Wang, S. Arunmozhi Balajee, Mary E. Brandt, John F. Lindo, Benjamin J. Park

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Abstract

We investigated an increase in Trichosporon asahii isolates among inpatients. We identified 63 cases; 4 involved disseminated disease. Trichosporon species was recovered from equipment cleaning rooms, washbasins, and fomites, which suggests transmission through washbasins. Patient washbasins should be single-patient use only; adherence to appropriate hospital disinfection guidelines was recommended. © 2013 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)638-641
Number of pages4
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2013

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Fanfair, R. N., Heslop, O., Etienne, K., Rainford, L., Roy, M., Gade, L., Peterson, J., O'Connell, H., Noble-Wang, J., Balajee, S. A., Brandt, M. E., Lindo, J. F., & Park, B. J. (2013). Trichosporon Asahii among intensive care unit patients at a medical center in Jamaica. Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 34(6), 638-641. https://doi.org/10.1086/670633