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Volume 23, Number 11—November 2017
Research Letter

Legionella pneumophila Serogroup 1 in the Water Facilities of a Tertiary Healthcare Center, India

Rama ChaudhryComments to Author , K. Sreenath, Valavane Arvind, E.V. Vinayaraj, and Sagar Tanu
Author affiliations: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Main Article


Legionella pneumophila isolated from 79 water samples collected at a tertiary healthcare center, by type of water, sampling site, and temperature, India, May 2015–October 2016

Characteristic Samples positive for L. pneumophila, n = 21 Samples positive for
L. pneumophila serogroup 1, n = 12
Type of water
Potable 10 5
Sampling site
Patient area 4 3
Residential area 6 1
Cooling tower 5 3
Other building
Temperature, °C
<25 9 4
25–50 11 7
>50 1 1

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