Combination of Heat Shock and Enhanced Thermal Regime to Control the Growth of a Persistent Legionella pneumophila Strain

@inproceedings{Bdard2016CombinationOH,
  title={Combination of Heat Shock and Enhanced Thermal Regime to Control the Growth of a Persistent Legionella pneumophila Strain},
  author={Emilie B{\'e}dard and In{\`e}s Boppe and Serge Kouam{\'e} and Philippe Martin and Linda Pinsonneault and Louis Valiquette and Jules Racine and Mich{\`e}le Pr{\'e}vost},
  booktitle={Pathogens},
  year={2016}
}
Following nosocomial cases of Legionella pneumophila, the investigation of a hot water system revealed that 81.5% of sampled taps were positive for L. pneumophila, despite the presence of protective levels of copper in the water. A significant reduction of L. pneumophila counts was observed by culture after heat shock disinfection. The following corrective measures were implemented to control L. pneumophila: increasing the hot water temperature (55 to 60 °C), flushing taps weekly with hot water… CONTINUE READING
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