Table 2

Persistence of clinically relevant fungi on dry inanimate surfaces.

Type of fungus

Duration of persistence (range)

Reference(s)


Candida albicans

1 – 120 days

[31, 53, 99, 110]

Candida parapsilosis

14 days

[110]

Torulopsis glabrata

102 – 150 days

[31]


Kramer et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2006 6:130   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-6-130

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