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J Clin Microbiol. 2006 Jan;44(1):56-9.

Legionella anisa, a possible indicator of water contamination by Legionella pneumophila.

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Service de Bactériologie et Hygiène, CHRU Trousseau, Tours, France. n.vandermee@chu-tours.fr

Abstract

Legionella anisa is one of the most frequent species of Legionella other than Legionella pneumophila in the environment and may be hospital acquired in rare cases. We found that L. anisa may mask water contamination by L. pneumophila, suggesting that there is a risk of L. pneumophila infection in immunocompromised patients if water is found to be contaminated with Legionella species other than L. pneumophila.

PMID:
16390948
PMCID:
PMC1351956
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.44.1.56-59.2006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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