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Waterborne Infections Are Increasingly Recognised in Healthcare

 

 

Opportunistic waterborne pathogens, such as Legionella spp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, may cause infection in vulnerable patients in healthcare facilities.  The source is frequently the hospital in-premise plumbing system, which acts as an environmental reservoir.