Preventing healthcare-associated Aspergillus infections: review of recent CDC/HICPAC recommendations

Med Mycol. 2009;47 Suppl 1:S199-209. doi: 10.1080/13693780802709073. Epub 2009 Mar 9.

Abstract

Aspergillus spp. are ubiquitous environmental fungi that are increasingly recognized as a cause of severe illness and mortality in immunocompromised patients. More than 60 outbreaks of healthcare-associated invasive aspergillosis have been described in the English literature. Information gained from outbreak investigations, especially control measures, form the basis for current guidelines to prevent healthcare-associated aspergillosis. Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) provide evidence-based recommendations for preventing healthcare-associated aspergillosis and should be adopted by healthcare facilities.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aspergillosis / prevention & control*
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S.
  • Cross Infection / prevention & control*
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Humans
  • United States