How Hospital Mold Can Cause 6 Patients to Die

Liise-anne Pirofski, M.D., comments on Aspergillus, the fungus responsible for infections that led to six deaths at a Seattle hospital over two decades. Dr. Pirofski is professor of medicine and of microbiology & immunology and chief of the division of infectious diseases at Einstein and Montefiore.


MIcrobe

Microbe features research by Liise-Anne Pirofski , M.D., about a newly identified antibody that works against pneumococcal bacteria and could help to improve vaccines against pneumonia. Dr. Pirofski is chief of the division of infectious diseases at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center and the Selma and Dr. Jacques Mitrani Professor in Biomedical Research.


The New York Times interviews Liise-anne Pirofski, M.D., on the scapegoating that often occurs during epidemics. A recent exhibit at Yeshiva University Museum, which displayed a relic of a 14th-century uprising against Jews in Erfurt, Germany in response to an outbreak of bubonic plague, was also featured. Dr. Pirofski is chief of the division of infectious diseases and the Selma and Dr. Jacques Mitrani Professor in Biomedical Research.