Isolation of Legionella species/serogroups from water cooling systems compared with potable water systems in Spanish healthcare facilities.

@article{Rivera2007IsolationOL,
  title={Isolation of Legionella species/serogroups from water cooling systems compared with potable water systems in Spanish healthcare facilities.},
  author={J-M Rivera and Lorenzo Aguilar and Juan Jos{\'e} Granizo and A Vos-Arenilla and M. J. Gim{\'e}nez and J-M Aguiar and Jos{\'e} Joaqu{\'i}n Prieto},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2007},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={360-6}
}
Surveillance of Legionella spp. in hospital water systems was performed in forty-four inpatient healthcare facilities in Spain during 2005-2006. A total of 2,341 samples were collected: 470 from cooling systems (cooling towers) and 1,871 from potable water systems. The latter included 211 from cold-water tanks and 260 from hot-water tanks, totalling 471 from central water reservoirs 136 from showers, 1,172 from unfiltered taps and 92 from filtered taps, totalling 1,400 from peripheral points… CONTINUE READING

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