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Effect of Building Construction on Aspergillus Concentrations in a Hospital

  • Marian D. Goebes (a1), Ellen Jo Baron (a2), Kathleen L. Mathews (a3) and Lynn M. Hildemann (a1)

Air samples taken in a hospital undergoing construction and analyzed with a quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) assay for the Aspergillus genus did not show elevated concentrations of Aspergillus or particulate matter with a diameter of 5 μm or less in patient areas. Air samples from the construction zone indicated the containment system, which used polyethylene film barrier and negative pressure, was effective.

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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
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