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Legionella pneumophila in aerosols from shower baths.

Authors
  • Dennis, P J
  • Wright, A E
  • Rutter, D A
  • Death, J E
  • Jones, B P
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of hygiene
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1984
Volume
93
Issue
2
Pages
349–353
Identifiers
PMID: 6501881
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Routine examination of the water system in an establishment where showers were used by staff after work or leisure activities revealed the presence of Legionella pneumophila. Descaling and steaming cleared the system but six months later recolonization was found to have occurred. L. pneumophila was isolated from air samples collected in the shower room whilst the shower was in operation. No clinical cases have occurred. Serological examination of those using the showers throughout the six month period together with a control group showed no evidence of infection.

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