Surveillance of hospital water and primary prevention of nosocomial legionellosis: what is the evidence?

@article{ONeill2005SurveillanceOH,
  title={Surveillance of hospital water and primary prevention of nosocomial legionellosis: what is the evidence?},
  author={Eoghan O'Neill and H. Brett Humphreys},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2005},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={
          273-9
        }
}
Hospital-acquired Legionnaires' disease may be sporadic or may occur as part of an outbreak. As Legionella spp. are ubiquitous in many water systems, it is not surprising that hospital water may be colonized with Legionella pneumophila and other species. However, there is some controversy about the relationship between the presence of legionella in hospital water systems and nosocomial legionellosis. Primary prevention, i.e. measures to prevent legionella in a hospital or healthcare facility… CONTINUE READING
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