Hospital water and opportunities for infection prevention.

  title={Hospital water and opportunities for infection prevention.},
  author={Brooke K Decker and Tara N. Palmore},
  journal={Current infectious disease reports},
  volume={16 10},
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… CONTINUE READING