New Endemic Legionella pneumophila Serogroup I Clones, Ontario, Canada

  title={New Endemic Legionella pneumophila Serogroup I Clones, Ontario, Canada},
  author={Nathalie Tijet and Patrick H P Tang and Mya Romilowych and Carla Duncan and Victoria Ng and David N. Fisman and Frances B. Jamieson and Donald Edward Low and Cyril Guyard},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
The water-borne pathogen Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 (Lp1) is the most commonly reported etiologic agent of legionellosis. To examine the genetic diversity, the long-term epidemiology, and the molecular evolution of Lp1 clinical isolates, we conducted sequence-based typing on a collection of clinical isolates representing 3 decades of culture-confirmed legionellosis in Ontario, Canada. Analysis showed that the population of Lp1 in Ontario is highly diverse and combines lineages… CONTINUE READING
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