Prevention and control of health care-associated waterborne infections in health care facilities.

  title={Prevention and control of health care-associated waterborne infections in health care facilities.},
  author={Martin Exner and Anna Kramer and Laurie Lajoie and J{\"u}rgen Gebel and Steffen Engelhart and Philippe Hartemann},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  volume={33 5 Suppl 1},
The current article is a review of the public health risks attributable to waterborne pathogens in health care. The consequences of health care-associated infections (HAIs) are discussed. Not only are Legionella spp involved in HAIs, but also Pseudomonas aeruginosa, other gram-negative microorganisms, fungi, and amoeba-associated bacteria. This is particularly noteworthy among immunocompromised patients. New prevention strategies and control measures brought about through advanced planning… CONTINUE READING
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