Journal Article

Cleaning Patient Shower Facilities: A Novel Approach to Reducing Patient Exposure to Aerosolized <i>Aspergillus</i> Species and Other Opportunistic Molds

Elias J. Anaissie, Shawna L. Stratton, Maria Cecilia Dignani, Choon-Kee Lee, Tahsine H. Mahfouz, John H. Rex, Richard C. Summerbell and Thomas J. Walsh

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 35, issue 8, pages e86-e88
Published in print October 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online October 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/342305
Cleaning Patient Shower Facilities: A Novel Approach to Reducing Patient Exposure to Aerosolized Aspergillus Species and Other Opportunistic Molds

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We previously have demonstrated that the hospital water-distribution system could be a reservoir for airborne molds that leads to secondary aerosolization of these molds in patient shower facilities. In this report, we show that cleaning the floors of patient shower facilities in a bone marrow transplantation unit reduced the mean air concentrations of molds, including Aspergillus species (from 12 cfu/m3 to 4 cfu/m3; P = .0047).

Journal Article.  1961 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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