Molecular characterization of clinical and environmental isolates of Legionella pneumophila in Norway, 2001-2008.

@article{Wedege2013MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular characterization of clinical and environmental isolates of Legionella pneumophila in Norway, 2001-2008.},
  author={Elisabeth Wedege and Karin Bolstad and Katrine Borgen and Elisabeth Fritzs\onn and Dominique A Caugant},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={59-64}
}
BACKGROUND The aims of the study were to determine the molecular characteristics of a collection of Legionella pneumophila isolates from 45 cases with Legionnaires' disease and from 96 environmental samples, received by the national reference laboratory in Norway between 2001 and 2008, to use these characteristics to identify links between cases and suspected sources of infection, and to compare the isolate characteristics with those in other European countries. METHODS The isolates were… CONTINUE READING