Photoinactivation of Legionella Rubrilucens by Visible Light
- J. Schmid, K. Hoenes, M. Rath, P. Vatter, B. Spellerberg, M. Hessling
- Biology, Environmental ScienceEuropean Journal of Microbiology & Immunology
- 26 April 2017
In this study, the photoinactivation of Legionella by visible light is investigated and results were obtained for extracellular L. rubrilucens, but other Legionella species may exhibit a similar behavior.
Antimicrobial Effect of Visible Light—Photoinactivation of Legionella rubrilucens by Irradiation at 450, 470, and 620 nm
There is reason to believe that L. rubrilucens inactivation behavior is similar to that of pathogenic legionella species, and this photoinactivation might lead to new future concepts for legionella reduction and prevention in technical applications or even on or inside the human body.
UV-C inactivation of Legionella rubrilucens
- J. Schmid, K. Hoenes, M. Rath, P. Vatter, M. Hessling
- MedicineGMS Hygiene and Infection Control
- 10 April 2017
The idea of a future point-of-use disinfection by small UV-C LEDs in water-taps or shower heads appears to be realistic, even if legionellae are more resistant in amoebae.
New Legionella Control Options by UV and Violet LEDs for Hospitals and Care Facilities
Legionella infections caused by contaminated water are a widespread problem worldwide. Discharge lamps like mercury vapor lamps are widely known for the disinfection properties of their radiation,…
Microbial photoinactivation by 470 nm radiation: an investigation into the underlying photobiological mechanism
Observations are supported by the meta-analysis results and rather contradictory to the porphyrin and flavin hypothesis so that the conclusion is that there may be another unknown photosensitizer involved.