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Am J Infect Control. 2016 Sep 1;44(9):1061-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.02.028. Epub 2016 Apr 14.

Water and surface microbiologic quality of point-of-use water filters: A comparative study.

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1
Equipe Opérationnelle d'Hygiène Hospitalière, Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy, Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy, France; Université de Lorraine, Faculté de Médecine, EA7298, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France. Electronic address: arnaud.florentin@univ-lorraine.fr.
2
Equipe Opérationnelle d'Hygiène Hospitalière, Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy, Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy, France; Université de Lorraine, Faculté de Médecine, EA7298, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France.
3
Services Techniques, Département Environnement, Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy, Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy, France.
4
Université de Lorraine, Faculté de Médecine, EA7298, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France.
5
Laboratoire de Biologie Environnementale, Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy, Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy, France.

Abstract

Waterborne pathogens, such Legionella pneumophila and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, are major contributors to hospital-associated infection. Point-of-use water filtration has demonstrated benefits to prevent infection implicating waterborne pathogens. Despite the quality of the filters, misuse may expose patients to these pathogens.

KEYWORDS:

Waterborne pathogens; hospital-acquired infections; point-of-use water filtration; water quality

PMID:
27086907
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajic.2016.02.028
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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