Study Finds Mucorales Mold on Linens Delivered to US Hospitals

A recent microbiologic surveillance research has found that around 10 percent of linens tested positive for Mucorales mold at approximately 20 percent of the hospitals included in the study. Mucorales is known to cause Mucormycosis, a life-threating condition with mortality rates as high as 50%. The study included examination of…

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Several Kentucky Colleges Face Mold Problem

Several college dormitories and buildings throughout Kentucky are facing mold problem. Media reports claim that the mold infestation has been reported at buildings and dorms at Western Kentucky University, University of Louisville, Morehead State University and Eastern Kentucky University. Last week, around 350 students at Western Kentucky University were relocated…

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Cadets at United States Coast Guard Academy Face Mold Problem

Several cadets at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, were sickened after mold was found in some dorms. Authorities said the mold was found in the B annex of the facility, mostly around the air conditioning system. Since September 18th, eight cadets sought medical help due…

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Connecticut School Closes due to Mold Concerns

Coleytown Middle School in Westport, Connecticut, was closed on September 20th and 21st due to mold concerns. The two-day closure was scheduled for environmental testing in the facility. However, Westport Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Colleen Palmer announced that she wants to close the school for three to four weeks for…

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Mold Prompts Closure of School in Pennsylvania

Kerr Elementary School in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, had to be closed on September 17th, due to mold. School officials said extensive cleaning was performed over the last few days and they were waiting for the results of the air quality tests conducted afterwards. “It is important for you to know…

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Another Lawsuit Blames Linens at UPMC for Mold-Related Death

On April 20th, a lawsuit was filed against the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Shadyside hospital, Pennsylvania, blaming linens for mold-related death of a patient in October 2015. According to the lawsuit, leukemia patient Katherine Landman died due to a mold infection that she allegedly caught through linens provided by…

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