Owing to the very frequent reports of Legionella's cases arising in italian hospitals we have done a microbiologic monitoring on some equipments utilized in a several ward, what represent a potential source of diffusion of germ. It has been analysed water collected from 135 bubblers for oxygen-therapy, 11 pediatric incubators and 10 dental chairs. The isolated strains ware 31 (19.23%), of which: 3 L. Pneumophila sgr. 1; 11 sgr. 3; 8 sgr. 6; 2 sgr. 7. For 6 strains identified as Legionella, have not been possible to establish sgr.

Sorgenti inusuali di L. pneumophila in ambiente ospedaliero

DELIA, Santi Antonino
Conceptualization
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LAGANA', Pasqualina
Methodology
2002

Abstract

Owing to the very frequent reports of Legionella's cases arising in italian hospitals we have done a microbiologic monitoring on some equipments utilized in a several ward, what represent a potential source of diffusion of germ. It has been analysed water collected from 135 bubblers for oxygen-therapy, 11 pediatric incubators and 10 dental chairs. The isolated strains ware 31 (19.23%), of which: 3 L. Pneumophila sgr. 1; 11 sgr. 3; 8 sgr. 6; 2 sgr. 7. For 6 strains identified as Legionella, have not been possible to establish sgr.
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