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2018, Cilt 48, Sayı 4, Sayfa(lar) 211-227
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Legionnaires’ Disease as a Waterborne Disease and Environmental Surveillance
Cavit Işık YAVUZ
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Halk Sağlığı Anabilim Dalı, Ankara
Keywords: Legionnaires’ disease, environmental surveillance, water, biofilm, waterborne disease

Legionnaires’ disease caused by Legionella pneumophila, is an uncommon but dangerous disease for certain risk groups and courses predominantly with pneumonia. The disease is caused by aerosolization and then inhalation of waterborne Legionella bacteria. Legionella species can be found naturally in water and in soil and they are resistant to environmental conditions. Legionella species are found in aquatic environments reproduce under certain conditions. The basic strategy for prevention is to take measures in the water systems and water related areas of the buildings. Environmental surveillance has an important role in the control of the disease. In our country a legal regulations and Disease Control Program enforced by Ministry of Health impose various obligations to many institutions including hospitals. In this article, it is aimed to give information about the features of transmission routes of Legionnaires’ disease and environmental surveillance.

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