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 fungal cultures on freshly laundered linens at 15 hospitals in the United States.

The study, published in the Clinical Infectious Diseases, further found that the linens were visibly unclean at 33 percent of the hospitals.