[Occurrence of Legionella bacteria in a variety of environmental waters--from April, 1996 to November, 2000].

@article{Suzuki2002OccurrenceOL,
  title={[Occurrence of Legionella bacteria in a variety of environmental waters--from April, 1996 to November, 2000].},
  author={Atsuko Suzuki and Masayuki Ichinose and Takayuki Matsue and Yuji Amano and Takeshi Terayama and Shinji Izumiyama and Takuro Endo},
  journal={Kansenshogaku zasshi. The Journal of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2002},
  volume={76 9},
  pages={
          703-10
        }
}
The present paper deals with the occurrence of Legionella bacteria in a variety of man-made environmental waters, including whirlpool bathes, cooling towers and others, from April 1996 to November 2000 in the eastern part of Japan around Tokyo area. A total of 2,895 water samples were examined for the possible occurrence of Legionella, and 904 (31%) were demonstrated to be positive. Among the various water sources, Legionella were frequently detected both in whirlpool bathes and in cooling… CONTINUE READING

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