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Risk Factors for Legionella Contamination of Domestic Hot Water Sources

Purpose:

To evaluate a domestic hot water supply for risk factors favoring colonization by a Legionella species based on the study of Borella et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, public health

ICD-10:

A48.1, A48.2

Description:

Borella et al identified risk factors for isolating Legionella from a domestic hot water source. These can help identify water heaters to screen and interventions to consider. The authors are from multiple universities in Italy.

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