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To examine the impact of environmental factors on Legionella in drinking water distribution systems, the growth and survival of Legionella under various conditions was studied. When incubated in tap water

To examine the impact of environmental factors on Legionella in drinking water distribution systems, the growth and survival of Legionella under various conditions was studied. When incubated in tap water at 4 °C, 25 °C, and 32 °C, L. pneumophila survival trends varied amongst the temperatures, with the stable populations maintained for months at 25 °C and 32 °C demonstrating that survival is possible at these temperatures for extended periods in oligotrophic conditions. After inoculating coupons of PVC, copper, brass, and cast iron, L.

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    • 2015-05-19
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.3390/pathogens4020269
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      2076-0817

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    Schwake, D., Alum, A., & Abbaszadegan, M. (2015). Impact of Environmental Factors on Legionella Populations in Drinking Water. Pathogens, 4(2), 269-282. doi:10.3390/pathogens4020269

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