UV-C inactivation of Legionella rubrilucens

  title={UV-C inactivation of Legionella rubrilucens},
  author={Julian Schmid and Katharina Hoenes and Monika Rath and Petra Vatter and Martin Hessling},
  journal={GMS Hygiene and Infection Control},
Background: Despite the great health significance of Legionella, there is only little information on their UV sensitivity. Besides Legionella pneumophila only L. longbeachae has been investigated so far. Methods: In this study L. rubrilucens has been spread on buffered charcoal yeast extract agar and irradiated with the 254 nm UV-C emission of a mercury vapor lamp. The disinfection success is measured by colony counting after incubation and comparison of the number of colonies on irradiated and… 
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