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Volume 7, Number 2—April 2001
4th Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial and Healthcare-Associated Infections

State of the Art

Engineering Infection Control through Facility Design

Gary A. NoskinComments to Author  and Lance R. Peterson
Author affiliations: Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Indoor air quality at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Composite fungal concentration
(CFU/m3) Aspergillus spp.
16W 5.7 0.7
15Eb, 15W 0.04 0.0
11Ec 0.0 0.0
MICU 0.7 0.0
SICU 1.4 0.0
Operating rooms 0.6 0.0
Lobby 1.0 0.3

aMICU = medical ICU; SICU = surgical ICU.
bBone marrow transplant unit.
cSolid organ transplant unit.

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