Traduction en anglais : Incidence of Legionella in warm water systems in Sachsen- (Saxony-) Anhalt, Germany.
The incidence of Legionella in warm water systems of Sachsen- (Saxony-) Anhalt was investigated.
The Legionella were isolated from water samples using plate cultures followed by serotyping methods.
In high-risk areas of Legionella infections such as hospitals and homes for the aged, 48% respectively 43% of the samples were positive.
Warm water systems of 61% of the hospitals and 43% of homes for aged people were found to be contaminated with Legionella.
The number of Legionella were most frequently (50.7%) between 10 and 100 colony-forming units/ml (cfu/ml).
High-level Legionella contamination (>1000 cfu/ml) were detected only in 0.6% of the samples.
Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 (L. p. SG 1) was identified rarely.
The reasons for positive Legionella findings are old drinking water heating systems and conduits.
To decrease Legionella growth, reconstruction of the old systems according to the recommendations [1,2] is imperative.
Mots-clés Pascal : Légionellose, Bactériose, Infection, Legionella, Legionellaceae, Bactérie, Incidence, Canalisation eau chaude, Canalisation eau potable, Contamination biologique, Contrôle microbiologique, Etablissement troisième âge, Hôpital
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Legionellosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Legionella, Legionellaceae, Bacteria, Incidence, Hot water pipe, Drinking water pipe, Biological contamination, Microbiological testing, Homes for the aged, Hospital
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0082531
Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 31/05/1999.