High-level ambient particulate matter before influenza attack with increased incidence of Aspergillus antigenemia in Southern Taiwan, 2016

Wen Liang Yu, Wei Lun Liu, Khee Siang Chan, Chun Chieh Yang, Che Kim Tan, Chi Lun Tsai, Chin Ming Chen, Yin Ching Chuang

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We found significant correlation between the incidence of severe influenza and Aspergillus antigenemia among medical intensive care unit patients for 7-month observation (coefficient γ = 0.976, p <. 0.001). High-level ambient pollution was noticed for 2 months before the epidemic, highlighting that influenza patients might coinfect with aspergillosis in the community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-147
JournalJournal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2018



  • Aspergillosis
  • Epidemic
  • Galactomannan
  • Influenza
  • Particulate matter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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