Emergence of hand contamination with Aspergillus during demolition work

Lisiane Cunat, Djihane Ahmed-lecheheb, Philippe Hartemann, Paul Hunter, Alexis Hautemanière

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Hand rubbing with hydro-alcoholic solutions prevent the exogenous nosocomial infection, but the hydro-alcoholic solutions were not sporicidal. A major program of demolition was organized on the area of the University Hospital of Nancy (France) between 2007 and 2010, and this period is often considered as a possible source of suspending Aspergillus spores. This study shows the emergence of Aspergillus on the hands of the medical students during demolition period despite the same quality of hand hygiene.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-85
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • Nosocomial infection
  • Hand rubbing
  • Practices professional assessment
  • Hygiene of health workers
  • Hydro-alcoholic solutions

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