Infection control, the discipline concerned with preventing healthcare-associated infection (HAI), is an essential part of the healthcare infrastructure. In hospitals, HAIs lead to extended hospital stays, contribute to increasing medical costs, and are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. The waterborne route of infection is increasingly seen as the major contributor to HAI.
Protection against all waterborne pathogens, such as bacteria, protozoans, fungi, cysts and viruses, is equally crucial in the hospitality industry.
Waterborne microorganisms proliferate in wet and warm environments, such as piping systems.