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Volume 25, Number 11—November 2019

Isolation of Legionella pneumophila by Co-culture with Local Ameba, Canada

Rafik DeyComments to Author , Harley Mount, Alex W. Ensminger, Greg J. Tyrrell, Linda P. Ward, and Nicholas J. Ashbolt
Author affiliations: University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (R. Dey, G.J. Tyrrell, N.J. Ashbolt); University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (H. Mount, A.W. Ensminger); Alberta Health Services, Edmonton (G.J. Tyrrell, L.P. Ward, N.J. Ashbolt)

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Bacteria isolated from water samples by co-culture with local ameba and location of water samples in investigation of a legionellosis case, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Ameba host and bacterium
Water sample location
Acanthamoeba sp.
Pseudomonas stutzeri Hospital sink
Paenibacillus terrigena Hospital sink
Pseudacidovorax intermedius
Hospital sink
Vermamoeba vermiformis
Acidovorax delafieldii Home hot tub
Legionella pneumophila*
Home hot tub
*L. pneumophila isolate from the case-patient’s home hot tub was confirmed as the same serotype and sequence type as the clinical isolate from the case-patient.

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