Prevalence of legionella waterline contamination and Legionella pneumophila antibodies in general dental practitioners in London and rural Northern Ireland

@article{Pankhurst2003PrevalenceOL,
  title={Prevalence of legionella waterline contamination and Legionella pneumophila antibodies in general dental practitioners in London and rural Northern Ireland},
  author={Caroline L. Pankhurst and W Coulter and John Philpott-Howard and Td Harrison and Fiona Warburton and S Platt and Sherri Surman and Stephen J Challacombe},
  journal={British Dental Journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={195},
  pages={591-594}
}
  • Caroline L. Pankhurst, W Coulter, +5 authors Stephen J Challacombe
  • Published in British Dental Journal 2003
  • Medicine
  • Objectives To determine the prevalence of legionellae in dental unit waterlines (DUWL) in general dental practices in London and rural Northern Ireland and whether the organism occurs at a high enough frequency and magnitude in DUWL to represent a threat to dentists' health.Materials and method Two hundred and sixty six (166 London, 100 Northern Ireland) randomly selected dental surgeries were recruited. Standardised 250 ml water samples were taken from the DUWL and 1 litre samples from the… CONTINUE READING

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