Impact of copper and silver ionization on fungal colonization of the water supply in health care centers: Implications for immunocompromised patients

María Luisa Pedro-Botet, Inma Sanchez, Miquel Sabria, Nieves Sopena, Lourdes Mateu, Marian García-Núñez, Celestino Rey-Joly

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Abstract

Copper and silver ionization is a well-recognized disinfection method to control Legionella species in water distribution systems in hospitals. These systems may also serve as a potential indoor reservoir for fungi. The prevalence of fungi was significantly lower in ionized than in nonionized water samples from health care facilities. The clinical consequences of this finding require further investigation. © 2007 by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-86
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2007

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