Nosocomial (Health Care-Associated) Legionnaire's Disease.

Title

Nosocomial (Health Care-Associated) Legionnaire's Disease.

Creator

Agarwal Shanu; Abell Virginia; File Thomas M Jr

Publisher

Infectious disease clinics of North America

Date

2017
2017-03

Description

Nosocomial Legionnaire's disease is most frequently associated with presence of the organism in hospital water systems. Patients are often susceptible as a result of age, underlying comorbidities, or immunosuppression. Prevention focuses on reducing the reservoir within water systems and includes super heating, ultraviolent light, chlorination, silver-copper ionization, and distal filtration. This article reviews the epidemiology of health care-associated Legionnaire's disease, reviews characteristics of several health care-associated outbreaks, and discusses strategies to prevent health care-associated infection.

Subject

*Cross Infection/diagnosis/epidemiology/prevention & control; *Disease Outbreaks; *Health care-associated; *Legionella; *Legionnaires' Disease/diagnosis/epidemiology/prevention & control; *Nosocomial; *Outbreaks; *Prevention; Hospitals; Humans; Water Microbiology

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

155–165

Issue

1

Volume

31

Citation

Agarwal Shanu; Abell Virginia; File Thomas M Jr, “Nosocomial (Health Care-Associated) Legionnaire's Disease.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 17, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3594.

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