Efficacy of the detection of Legionella in hot and cold water samples by culture and PCR. II. Examination of native samples from various sources.

@article{Stojek2012EfficacyOT,
  title={Efficacy of the detection of Legionella in hot and cold water samples by culture and PCR. II. Examination of native samples from various sources.},
  author={Nimfa Maria Stojek and Angelina W{\'o}jcik-Fatla and Jacek Dutkiewicz},
  journal={Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine : AAEM},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={295-8}
}
A total of 123 water samples were examined in parallel by culture and semi-nested PCR for the presence of Legionella. They comprised: 35 samples of hot water distributed by the urban municipal water supply system (MWSS) taken in institutions, 45 samples of hot water distributed by urban MWSS taken in dwellings, 27 samples of cold water distributed by rural MWSS taken in dwellings, and 16 samples of cold well water taken in rural areas. The greatest frequency of the isolation of Legionella by… CONTINUE READING