PMID: 109022Mar 1, 1979

Filtering hospital air decreases Aspergillus spore counts

The American Review of Respiratory Disease
H D Rose, S R Hirsch

Abstract

We performed counts of airborne spores in a hospital with filtered air where a decrease in nosocomial infection with Aspergillus organisms had been documented. For comparison, similar studies were performed at a nearby general hospital in a ward with open windows. The total spore count inside the hospital with filtered air was significantly less than inside the ward with open windows. The total count of Aspergillus organisms in the filtered air was significantly less than that in the room with open windows. We conclude that the decrease in nosocomial infections with Aspergillus organisms in the hospital with filtered air is probably associated with fewer airborne spores.

Related Concepts

Air Microbiology
Aspergillosis, Allergic Bronchopulmonary
Aspergillus
Aspergillus flavus
Aspergillus fumigatus
Infections, Hospital
Hospitals

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Aspergillosis is the name given to a wide variety of diseases caused by infection by fungi of the genus Aspergillus. Aspergillosis occurs in chronic or acute forms which are clinically very distinct. Most cases of acute aspergillosis occur in patients with severely compromised immune systems. Chronic colonization or infection can cause complications in people with underlying respiratory illnesses. Discover the latest research on aspergillosis here.

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