reference : Hospital water and opportunities for infection prevention

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Abstract Nosocomial waterborne pathogens may reach patients through several modes of transmission. Colonization of healthcare facility waterworks can occur in the proximal infrastructure, in the distal water outlets, or both. Infections with waterborne organisms such as Legionella, mycobacteria, Pseudomonas, and others cause significant morbidity and mortality, particularly in immunocompromised patients. Hospitals should have prospective water safety plans that include preventive measures, as prevention is preferable to remediation of contaminated hospital water distribution systems. Whole-genome sequencing may provide more informative epidemiologic data to link patient infections with hospital water isolates.
Author Decker, B. K.; Palmore, T. N.
DOI 10.1007/s11908-014-0432-y
Date Oct
ISSN 1534-3146
Issue 10
Journal Current Infectious Disease Reports
Language eng
Notes Decker, Brooke K Palmore, Tara N Journal Article United States Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2014 Oct;16(10):432. doi: 10.1007/s11908-014-0432-y.
Pages 432
Title Hospital water and opportunities for infection prevention
Volume 16
Year 2014
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