Water Quality - September 2016

Heater-cooler units at UW Medical Center test positive for Legionella

The source of the outbreak has been linked to the hospital's water system


Healthcare costs linked to bacteria in water systems rising

Between 1991 and 2006, more than 617,000 hospitalizations related to three common plumbing pathogens resulted in around $9 billion in Medicare payments


Fourth patient infected with Legionnaires' at UW Medical Center

The patient contracted Legionnaires' disease before water restrictions were implemented at the hospital


Ice maker, sinks linked to Legionnaires' outbreak

UW Medical Center Legionnaires' outbreak may be linked to two deaths


Bacterium enters Maryland hospital through its water system

Water tests found Pseudomonas bacterium in four sinks in Prince George’s County Hospital Center's neonatal intensive care unit, and two more sinks in another area of the hospital



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