Effect of monochloramine disinfection of municipal drinking water on risk of nosocomial Legionnaires' disease.

@article{Kool1999EffectOM,
  title={Effect of monochloramine disinfection of municipal drinking water on risk of nosocomial Legionnaires' disease.},
  author={Jacobus Leen Kool and Joseph C. Carpenter and Barry S. Fields},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1999},
  volume={353 9149},
  pages={272-7}
}
BACKGROUND Many Legionella infections are acquired through inhalation or aspiration of drinking water. Although about 25% of municipalities in the USA use monochloramine for disinfection of drinking water, the effect of monochloramine on the occurrence of Legionnaires' disease has never been studied. METHODS We used a case-control study to compare disinfection methods for drinking water supplied to 32 hospitals that had had outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease with the disinfection method for… CONTINUE READING
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