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Hospitals at Risk for Waterborne Diseases
Health Leaders Media

Waterborne pathogens may not be first on your hospital’s list of priorities—perhaps because you haven’t seen an outbreak—but that doesn’t mean it’s not a risk in your facility, particularly if you have ornamental water structures.

Hospitals are by far the most at risk for legionella outbreaks of any building, says Tim Keane, consultant for Environmental Infection Control Consultants in Chalfont, PA, and author of the Guidelines for Control of Legionella in Ornamental Water Features.