Water springing to life the fungal desert

J Hosp Infect. 2021 Feb 23:S0195-6701(21)00074-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2021.02.015. Online ahead of print.


Immunosuppressed patients are at increased risk of developing hospital acquired fungal infections. The risk of fungal infection from construction is well established but water ingress also presents a risk, if not promptly dealt with. We describe four such scenarios and the learning points from each. Water ingress may go under-reported and as such may be an underestimated source of fungal healthcare associated infections.

PMID:33636256 | DOI:10.1016/j.jhin.2021.02.015

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