Established and emerging waterborne nosocomial infections.

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serval:BIB_374284B54B3D
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Established and emerging waterborne nosocomial infections.
Journal
Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
Author(s)
Merlani G.M., Francioli P.
ISSN
0951-7375
Publication state
Published
Issued date
08/2003
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
16
Number
4
Pages
343-347
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review
Abstract
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To assess the recent advances in the field of waterborne nosocomial infections. RECENT FINDINGS: In the last year, many publications have confirmed the importance of well known nosocomial waterborne pathogens such as Legionella spp. or other Gram-negative bacteria, especially non-fermentative bacilli. There have also been numerous reports of outbreaks or pseudo-outbreaks caused by Mycobacteria spp. The most intriguing information relates to the possibility that some fungi causing nosocomial infections may originate from the hospital water distribution system. SUMMARY: Despite progress in understanding the pathogenesis of nosocomial waterborne infections, outbreaks, pseudo-outbreaks and sporadic infections still occur. Targeted quality control of hospital water, updated procedures for the appropriate use of sterile and non-sterile water, coupled with surveillance constitute the cornerstones of prevention of these infections.
Keywords
Communicable Diseases, Emerging/epidemiology, Cross Infection/epidemiology, Hospitals, Humans, Water Microbiology, Water Supply
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Web of science
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25/01/2008 17:08
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20/08/2019 13:25
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