Widespread molecular detection of Legionella pneumophila Serogroup 1 in cold water taps across the United States.

@article{Donohue2014WidespreadMD,
  title={Widespread molecular detection of Legionella pneumophila Serogroup 1 in cold water taps across the United States.},
  author={Maura J Donohue and K O'connell and Stephen Vesper and Jatin H Mistry and Dawn N King and Mitchell Kostich and Stacy L Pfaller},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2014},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={3145-52}
}
In the United States, 6,868 cases of legionellosis were reported to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in 2009-2010. Of these reports, it is estimated that 84% are caused by the microorganism Legionella pneumophila Serogroup (Sg) 1. Legionella spp. have been isolated and recovered from a variety of natural freshwater environments. Human exposure to L. pneumophila Sg1 may occur from aerosolization and subsequent inhalation of household and facility water. In this study, two primer… CONTINUE READING