With our article, my colleagues and I intended to start a healthy debate on this important and yet underappreciated health care issue.1 We are thus very pleased to see the response by Dr Hunter, one of the leading experts in the field of waterborne infections, and particularly encouraged that he shares our opinion on 2 key points:
Anaissie EJ. National Disease Burden Due to Waterborne Transmission of Nosocomial Pathogens Is Substantially Overestimated—Reply. Arch Intern Med. 2003;163(16):1974–1975. doi:10.1001/archinte.163.16.1974-a
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