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Appl Environ Microbiol. Apr 1985; 49(4): 975–980.
PMCID: PMC238480

Photoreactivation of UV-irradiated Legionella pneumophila and other Legionella species.

Abstract

Shortwave UV light was assessed as a feasible modality for the control of Legionnaires disease bacterium in water. The results of this study show that Legionella pneumophila and six other Legionella species are very sensitive to low doses of UV. However, all Legionella species tested effectively countered the germicidal effect of UV when subsequently exposed to photoreactiving light.

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