Do We Really Need to Detect Legionella pneumophila: An Issue Worth to Be Debated(After a speech of American Pittsburgh University Dr. Victor L. Yu)

L. Kristopher Siu

2012 Vol.28 NO.13

Correspondence Author: L. Kristopher Siu


The source of Legionella to cause infection is controversial. One group has observed that hospital water was identified as the source of Legionella pneumonia in hospital acquired infection, while other group has focused more on the water cooling system. Thus, the necessity to detect Legionella from water supplies system (drinking water or shower water) or plumbing system (cooling tower) becomes undetermined.