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Main Title Wastewater Reuse and Exposure to 'Legionella' Organisms.
Author Fattal, B. ; Bercovier, H. ; Derai-Cochin, M. ; Shuval, H. I. ;
CORP Author Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem (Israel).;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-R-806416; EPA/600/J-85/474;
Stock Number PB87-174835
Additional Subjects Bacterial diseases ; Exposure ; Waste water reuse ; Bacterial pneumonia ; Respiratory diseases ; Serology ; Lagoons(Ponds) ; Irrigation ; Fishes ; Sampling ; Rural areas ; Reprints ; Foreign technology ; Legionella
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-174835 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 7p
Eight hundred and fifty-two (852) blood sera were drawn in 1980 and 1981 from populations residing in 30 agricultural settlements (having a total population of 16,240). These sera were tested for the presence of antibodies against 15 different antigens of Legionella species (L. pneumophila serogroups 1-8 and seven other Legionella, i.e. bozemanii, gormanii, micdadei, jordanis, dumoffi, longbeacheue and oakridgensis). The results indicate a significant (P less than 0.02) excess in the percentage of sera positive for L. pneumophila (serogroups 1-8) among sewage and non-sewage irrigation and fish pond workers as compared to the control group (4.5% vs 1.5%). For the other Legionella species, there was no difference among the above groups.