Publications & Reports

Preventing invasive fungal infection during hospital building works.

Chang CC, Athan E, Morrissey CO, Slavin MA
Infectious Diseases Unit, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.


Hospital building works increase the risk of invasive fungal infections. Nosocomial outbreaks have been reported. A pre-emptive strategy for planned building works is paramount. The roles of HEPA filtration, air-sampling and modulation of ‘routine’ antifungal prophylaxis practice are discussed in the context of pre-emptive planning and outbreak management.


  • Journal: Internal Medicine Journal
  • Published: 01/06/2008
  • Volume: 38
  • Issue: 6
  • Pagination: 538-541