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

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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.

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