Legionella pneumophila grows adherent to surfaces in vitro and in situ.

Abstract

Legionella pneumophila continues to play a role in both community- and nosocomially-acquired pneumonia. We investigated the ability of L pneumophila to adhere to various types of materials such as those found in the hospital air-cooling and portable water distribution systems. Through the use of a unique sampling apparatus, we were able to regularly acquire… (More)

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