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.
|Journal||Clinical Infectious Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2007|