Environmental investigations and molecular typing of Aspergillus flavus during an outbreak of postoperative infections36731

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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After an outbreak of sternal surgical-site infections (SSSI) with Aspergillus flavus following cardiac surgery, a mycological survey of air and surfaces (41 and 149 samples, respectively) was performed throughout the surgical ward (SW) and in other areas of the hospital. Results showed massive contamination by A. flavus: more than 100 cfu per contact plate were frequently observed in some areas of the SW. The distribution of the A. flavus spores in the building, and especially in the SW, enabled the location of a possible source within the non-medical part of the SW, but the true source cou…

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