Margaret M Williams
Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Structural analysis of biofilm formation by rapidly and slowly growing nontuberculous mycobacteriaMargaret M Williams
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 75:2091-8. 2009..This indicates that M. avium is better adapted for growth in potable water systems than in laboratory incubation conditions and suggests some advantage that MAC has over RGM in low-nutrient environments...
- Plumbing of hospital premises is a reservoir for opportunistically pathogenic microorganisms: a reviewMargaret M Williams
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Biofouling 29:147-62. 2013..Some healthcare facilities have been successful in reducing infections by following current water safety guidelines. This review describes several infections, and remediation steps that have been implemented to reduce waterborne HAIs...
- Point-of-use membrane filtration and hyperchlorination to prevent patient exposure to rapidly growing mycobacteria in the potable water supply of a skilled nursing facilityMargaret M Williams
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:837-44. 2011..An investigation ruled out bronchoscopy procedures, specimen collection, and scope reprocessing at the hospitals as sources of transmission...
- Population diversity in model potable water biofilms receiving chlorine or chloramine residualMargaret M Williams
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Biofouling 21:279-88. 2005..These results also suggest that biofilm communities in distribution systems are capable of changing in response to disinfection practices...