Tap water quality and infrastructure discussion guide for investigation of potential water-associated infections in healthcare facilities
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Tap water quality and infrastructure discussion guide for investigation of potential water-associated infections in healthcare facilities

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      Updated: 12/11/2018 Purpose: For CDC and health department to use as a discussion guide when consulting with healthcare facilities in situations where there is concern for transmission of waterborne pathogens. Patient exposures may either be direct (aerosols, splash, bathing, ingestion, ice use, contaminated devices with water reservoirs, etc.) or indirect (contaminated surfaces, reprocessed medical devices, drugs, healthcare personnel, etc.). Examples of infections might include surgical site, injection site, or bloodstream infections due to nontuberculous mycobacteria; Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections among NICU or burn patients; Legionnaires’ disease. Water-Quality-Discussion-Guide-P.pdf
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