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Identication of Legionella Pneumophila Serogroups as Zoonotic Disease Agent Distributed in Water Sources of East Java

Eduardus Bimo Aksono, Kadek Rachmawati, Retno Bijanti and Herinda Pertiwi

Institute of Tropical Disease, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Vocational Studies Universitas Airlangga - Kampus C Mulyorejo, Surabaya, Indonesia. 60115.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal December 2019 : 96 (12) - pages 17 to 19
(Received: June, 2019, Accepted: August, 2019)


The aims of this study was to understand the differences of L.pneumophila serogroups distribution in well water, tap water, ice cubes, hospital water and hotel water in East Java- Indonesia. A total of 60 water samples were tested by polymerase chain reaction and then it was analyzed by phylogenetic tree. Out of the 60 water samples collected, 12% of the samples were contaminated with L. pneumophila. The phylogenetic tree revealed L.pneumophila contamination in well water from Surabaya and tap water from Sidoarjo and the ice cubes from Sidoarjo, while the bacterial contamination in 2 well water isolate from Surabaya classied into their own group.

Key Words: L.pneumophila, serogroup contamination distribution

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