Intensive Care Medicine

, Volume 41, Issue 9, pp 1716–1718 | Cite as

Pneumocystis jirovecii airborne transmission between critically ill patients and health care workers

  • Sandrine Valade
  • Elie Azoulay
  • Céline Damiani
  • Francis Derouin
  • Anne Totet
  • Jean Menotti
Letter

Supplementary material

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Supplementary Fig. 1. Study design and results (TIF 154 KB)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandrine Valade
    • 1
    • 2
  • Elie Azoulay
    • 1
  • Céline Damiani
    • 3
  • Francis Derouin
    • 2
    • 4
  • Anne Totet
    • 3
  • Jean Menotti
    • 2
    • 4
  1. 1.Medical Intensive Care Unit, Hôpital Saint-Louis, ECSTRA Team, Biostatistics and Clinical EpidemiologyUMR 1153 (Center of Epidemiology and Biostatistic Sorbonne Paris Cité, CRESS), INSERM, Paris Diderot Sorbonne UniversityParisFrance
  2. 2.Paris Diderot University, Sorbonne Paris CitéParisFrance
  3. 3.Laboratory of Parasitology-MycologyAmiens University Hospital and University of PicardieAmiensFrance
  4. 4.Laboratory of Parasitology-MycologySaint Louis Teaching Hospital, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de ParisParisFrance

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