Focus: Infection Control

Seattle Children's Hospital operating rooms shut down because of fungus

May 30, 2019

Operating rooms at Seattle Children’s Hospital were shut down after discovery of Aspergillus, a fungus that can cause infections, according to an article on the KIRO7 website.

Air tests detected Aspergillus in several operating rooms and equipment storage rooms. 

The fungus postponed between 20 and 50 surgeries per day, and 3,000 patients were notified

The hospital is working with an outside industrial hygienist to investigate the source of the Aspergillus and implement mitigation measures. It has reported the situation to the Washington State Department of Health.

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