Established and emerging waterborne nosocomial infections.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_374284B54B3D
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Synthèse (review): revue aussi complète que possible des connaissances sur un sujet, rédigée à partir de l'analyse exhaustive des travaux publiés.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Established and emerging waterborne nosocomial infections.
Périodique
Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
Auteur(s)
Merlani G.M., Francioli P.
ISSN
0951-7375
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
08/2003
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
16
Numéro
4
Pages
343-347
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review
Résumé
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.
Mots-clé
Communicable Diseases, Emerging/epidemiology, Cross Infection/epidemiology, Hospitals, Humans, Water Microbiology, Water Supply
Pubmed
Web of science
Création de la notice
25/01/2008 18:08
Dernière modification de la notice
03/03/2018 16:04
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