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Title: Detection of Legionella Species from Rainwater on Roads in Bhutan (特集2: フィールド医学)
Authors: Sakamoto, Ryota
Morinaka, Rieka
Ando, Kazuo
Choden, Pema
Wangchuk, Tenzin
Phuntsho, Tashi
Bahadur. Darjee, Som
Fujisawa, Michiko
Kato, Naoyuki
Ohno, Akira
Keywords: Legionella species
the Kingdom of Bhutan
rainwater on roads
colorimetric PALSAR method
Issue Date: 28-Mar-2017
Publisher: 京都大学ヒマラヤ研究会; 京都大学霊長類学・ワイルドライフサイエンス・リーディング大学院; 京都大学ヒマラヤ研究ユニット
Journal title: ヒマラヤ学誌 : Himalayan Study Monographs
Volume: 18
Start page: 80
End page: 86
Abstract: We collected samples of rainwater on road in Bhutan and determine whether or not Legionella species is present by colorimetric PALSAR method. Results showed all six samples were positive for Legionella. To our knowledge, this is the first report which shows the presence of Legionella species in Bhutan. Legionella species is a major cause of severe community-acquired pneumonia and can be estimated to be widely scattered in all over the world. However, reports are strongly biased from specific countries including European countries, the United States, and Japan. We hope to help physicians to choose proper antibiotics especially for patients with severe pneumonia considering about the possibility of legionellosis by showing evidences that Legionella species can be detected from diverse corners of the world, which may lead to reduction of preventable deaths.
Description: 特集2: フィールド医学 = Special Issue 2: Field Medicine
DOI: 10.14989/HSM.18.80
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