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Lesley Robertson l.a.robertson at tnw.tudelft.nl
Fri Jul 26 04:16:23 EST 2002


"Shaun Jones" <bcereus at blueANTISPAMyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Dear All
>
> What sort of methods are in use for isolating Legionella from water and
how
> long do they take?
> Are there any rapid techniques that enumerate samples?
>
Legionella species are all level 2 pathogens and should (under EC and
national laws MUST) only be handled in suitable containment laboratories.
That said, we use streak plates on selective media. Any suitable lab should
have access to the recipes.
Where are you working?
Lesley Robertson
http://www.beijerinck.bt.tudelft.nl






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