Preventing invasive fungal infection during hospital building works

Intern Med J. 2008 Jun;38(6b):538-41. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2008.01727.x.


Hospital building works increase the risk of invasive fungal infections. Nosocomial outbreaks have been reported. A pre-emptive strategy for planned building works is paramount. The roles of HEPA filtration, air-sampling and modulation of 'routine' antifungal prophylaxis practice are discussed in the context of pre-emptive planning and outbreak management.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Air Microbiology*
  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
  • Cross Infection / prevention & control*
  • Hospital Design and Construction* / standards
  • Humans
  • Mycoses / prevention & control*


  • Antifungal Agents