Monitoring of hospital water supplies for Legionella.
In order to determine the value of regular surveillance for Legionella in the prevention of hospital-acquired (nosocomial) legionellosis, vrater samples were obtained over a three-year period from 17 hospitals located in England and Scotland.
Prior to the study, all of the hospitals had in operation defined protocols and maintenance schedules which followed national guidelines for the prevention of legionellosis in health care premises.
Six samples, from key locations in the water system of each hospital, were taken at six-monthly intervals.
Total viable bacterial count (TVC), coliform count and legionella cultures were performed on all the samples.
No coliforms were detected in any of the samples, whereas the TVC was variable.
Mots-clés Pascal : Légionellose, Bactériose, Infection, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Ecosse, Hygiène, Legionella, Legionellaceae, Bactérie, Approvisionnement eau, Hôpital, Infection nosocomiale, Monitorage, Surveillance sanitaire, Prévention, Exploration microbiologique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Legionellosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, England, Great britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Scotland, Hygiene, Legionella, Legionellaceae, Bacteria, Water supply, Hospital, Monitoring, Sanitary surveillance, Prevention, Microbiological investigation
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Cote : 93-0553454
Code Inist : 002B05B02E. Création : 199406.