Hospital linens tied to mucormycosis outbreak at pediatric hospital

  • April 9, 2014

Hospital linens were identified as the agent of transmission during an outbreak of mucormycosis that resulted in five deaths at a pediatric hospital in Louisiana, according to recent findings published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.

CDC researchers assisted hospital staff in their investigation of the 2008-2009 mucormycosis outbreak. They sought to identify possible modes of transmission of pathogens in the environment and prevent additional infections.

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