Water Safety and Legionella in Health Care: Priorities, Policy, and Practice.

Abstract

Health care facility water distribution systems have been implicated in the transmission of pathogens such as Legionella and nontuberculous mycobacteria to building occupants. These pathogens are natural inhabitants of water at low numbers and can amplify in premise plumbing water, especially if conditions are conducive to their growth. Because patients and… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2016.04.004

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@article{Gamage2016WaterSA, title={Water Safety and Legionella in Health Care: Priorities, Policy, and Practice.}, author={Shantini D. Gamage and Meredith Ambrose and Stephen M. Kralovic and Gary A. Roselle}, journal={Infectious disease clinics of North America}, year={2016}, volume={30 3}, pages={689-712} }