Pereira A, Silva AR, Melo LF. Legionella and Biofilms-Integrated Surveillance to Bridge Science and Real-Field Demands. Microorganisms. 2021 Jun 3;9(6):1212. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms9061212. PMID: 34205095; PMCID: PMC8228026.

Published on 01/11/2022 | by Waterline Admin

Highlights

  • Legionella control of water systems is a multivariable problem.
  • It is unfeasible to assume that Legionella might be eradicated from water systems – prevention is key.
  • Field-based trials are an important component of Legionella study but often disregard the role of protozoa and biofilms as critical ecological niches for Legionella growth, infectivity, and perseverance in water systems.
  • Improved, consistent, and adaptable-to-change Legionella management procedures require a great focus on the total ecology of the system and a wider convergence between engineering tools and microbiological approaches.

 

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