Trend of Legionella colonization in hospital water supply.

  title={Trend of Legionella colonization in hospital water supply.},
  author={Daniela D'Alessandro and Massimo Fabiani and Franco Cerquetani and Giovanni Battista Orsi},
  journal={Annali di igiene : medicina preventiva e di comunita},
  volume={27 2},
BACKGROUND In many nosocomial Legionella outbreaks water distribution systems are the most frequent source of infection. OBJECTIVES Considering the hospital waterline old age, an investigation on colonization by Legionella spp was carried out in order to evaluate the pipeline system weaknesses and to implement environmental preventive measures. METHODS… CONTINUE READING