State of the Science and Research Needs for Opportunistic Pathogens in Premise Plumbing
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
This report presents information on the state of the science and research needs for opportunistic pathogens in premise plumbing (OPPPs) based on a WaterRF Expert Workshop. The report focuses on five model OPPPs: Legionella pneumophila, Mycobacterium avium Complex (MAC), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acanthamoeba spp., and Naegleria fowleri. Current understanding of their epidemiology, microbial ecology, methodology, and engineering controls are discussed. Published in 2013.