Distribution of Legionella pneumophila serogroups, monoclonal antibody subgroups and DNA sequence types in recent clinical and environmental isolates from England and Wales (2000–2008)


Clinical isolates of Legionella pneumophila, obtained from 167 patients, who acquired their illness in the community in England and Wales between January 2000 and March 2008, were compared with 276 environmental isolates of L. pneumophila obtained over the same period as part of the routine sampling of ‘managed’ water systems. The 443 isolates were typed by… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10096-009-0705-9


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