Controlling Legionella in Hospital Drinking Water: An Evidence-Based Review of Disinfection Methods

YUSEN LIN, JANET E. STOUT, VICTOR YUCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, INFECTION CONTROL AND HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, FEBRUARY 2011 IntroductionThis study reviewed the efficacy of different disinfection methods for controlling Legionella in hospitals, including copper-silver ionization, chlorine dioxide, hyperchlorination, monochloramine, UV, point-of-use filtration, and superheat-and-flush. The four criteria each disinfection method must meet to validate efficacy include: ResultsA summary […]

Controlling Legionella in Hospital Water Systems: Experience With the Superheat-and-Flush Method and Copper-Silver Ionization

JANET E. STOUT, YU-SEN E. LIN, ANGELLA M. GOETZ, ROBERT R. MUDERCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, INFECTION CONTROL AND HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, DECEMBER 1998 IntroductionThis study evaluated the efficacy of superheat-and-flush and copper-silver ionization for Legionella control in an acute care hospital. The hospital had been using the superheat-and-flush method for 13 years but was still experiencing incidences of […]