Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Hosp Infect. 1993 Oct;25(2):117-24.

Legionella monitoring: a continuing story of nosocomial infection prevention.

Author information

1
Department of Infection Prevention, University Hospital Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Abstract

Of 21 cases of legionellosis, 14 were of nosocomial origin and 6 others had a possible nosocomial source. The hot and cold water systems, respiratory therapy equipment, puddles of rain water on flat roofs and in gutters, and demineralized water systems were all excluded as a source of nosocomial infection. By subtyping it was shown that Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 isolates from 11 patients and from the cooling towers were indistinguishable. Because of this result the cooling towers were considered to be the infection source. After effective chlorination of the cooling towers, the frequency of legionellosis declined.

PMID:
7903084
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Support Center