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Environmental factors affecting the survival of soil dwelling Legionella longbeachae in water


Potočnjak, Mia; Magdalenić, Zlatko; Dijan, Marija; Rebić, Danica; Gobin, Ivana
Environmental factors affecting the survival of soil dwelling Legionella longbeachae in water // Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine, 23 (2016), 3; 452-455 doi:10.5604/12321966.1219186 (međunarodna recenzija, kratko priopcenje, znanstveni)


Naslov
Environmental factors affecting the survival of soil dwelling Legionella longbeachae in water

Autori
Potočnjak, Mia ; Magdalenić, Zlatko ; Dijan, Marija ; Rebić, Danica ; Gobin, Ivana

Izvornik
Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine (1232-1966) 23 (2016), 3; 452-455

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, kratko priopcenje, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Legionella ; survival ; stagnant tap water ; temperature

Sažetak
Legionella longbeachae, a causative agent of Legionnaire’s disease, has often been associated with potting soil and gardening, a feature quite distinct from other Legionella species. The precise transmission mechanism is still unknown, however, due to the ecological coherence of the soil and water there is a potential risk of infection by contaminated stagnant water in garden. The objective of the study was to explore the ability of L. longbeachae to survive in stagnant tap water usually used for watering in gardens. Also, the influence of different factors (temperature, pH and NaCl concentration) on L. longbeachae survival in stagnant tap water was tested. Our result showed that L. longbeachae is viable in stagnant tap water over 100 days at 4°C and 25°C. The survival of L. longbeachae exposed to different pH and NaCl concentration suggests the resistance to low pH values (pH2 and pH5) and all tested NaCl concentrations at temperatures lower than 25°C. The ability of L. longbeachae to persist in stagnant tap water should be taken seriously in the risk assessments as a possible hidden reservoir of infection.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Temeljne medicinske znanosti, Kliničke medicinske znanosti, Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita



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Ustanove
Medicinski fakultet, Rijeka

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Ivana Gobin, (247495)

Časopis indeksira:


  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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