Water and surface microbiologic quality of point-of-use water filters: A comparative study

Am J Infect Control. 2016 Sep 1;44(9):1061-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.02.028. Epub 2016 Apr 14.


Waterborne pathogens, such Legionella pneumophila and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, are major contributors to hospital-associated infection. Point-of-use water filtration has demonstrated benefits to prevent infection implicating waterborne pathogens. Despite the quality of the filters, misuse may expose patients to these pathogens.

Keywords: Waterborne pathogens; hospital-acquired infections; point-of-use water filtration; water quality.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Cross Infection / prevention & control*
  • Filtration / methods*
  • Humans
  • Legionella pneumophila / isolation & purification
  • Legionnaires' Disease / prevention & control*
  • Point-of-Care Systems*
  • Pseudomonas Infections / prevention & control*
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa / isolation & purification
  • Surface Properties*
  • Water Microbiology*