Publications & Reports

Molecular epidemiology of invasive aspergillosis: lessons learned from an outbreak investigation in an Australian hematology unit.

Kidd SE, Ling LM, Meyer W, Morrissey CO, Chen SCA, and Slavin MA
Department of Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.


Suspected nosocomial Aspergillus fumigatus infections in an Australian hematology unit were investigated by molecular typing of clinical and environmental isolates using polymerase chain reaction fingerprinting, CSP typing, and multilocus microsatellite typing. Only multilocus microsatellite typing revealed that all isolates were genetically distinct. The selection of an appropriate typing method is essential for effective outbreak investigations.


  • Journal: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
  • Published: 01/12/2009
  • Volume: 30
  • Issue: 12
  • Pagination: 1223-1226