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Established and emerging waterborne nosocomial infections.
Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review
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.
Communicable Diseases, Emerging/epidemiology, Cross Infection/epidemiology, Hospitals, Humans, Water Microbiology, Water Supply
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