By Christina Frangou

Westlake Village, Calif.—One after another, six burn patients treated in the corner room of an eight-room isolated ICU pick up the same fungal infection.

It’s a baffling situation in a state-of-the-art facility where patients undergo meticulous dressing changes and staff pay careful heed to infection risk.

“Where did it come from? Where do you look?” asked Tina L. Palmieri, MD, a professor of surgery and the director of the UC Davis Regional Burn