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Legionella spp. survival after different disinfection procedures: comparison between conventional culture, qPCR and EMA–qPCR

A. Mansi, I. Amori, I. Marchesi, A.M.Marcelloni, A.R. Proietto, G. Ferranti, V.Magini, F. Valeriani, P. Borella.

Microchemical Journal 2014;112:65-69.

Monochloramine and chlorine dioxide for controlling Legionella pneumophila contamination: biocide levels and disinfection by-product formation in hospital water networks

Marchesi I, Ferranti G, Bargellini A, Marchegiano P, Predieri G, Stout JE, Borella P.

J Water Health 2013 Dec;11(4):738-47.

Sequence based typing of Legionellapneumophila sg 1 isolated in nosocomial acquired infections in Apulia, Southern Italy

Iatta R, Cuna T, De Giglio O, Montagna MT, Napoli C.

J Prev Med Hyg. 2013 Sep;54(3):167-9.

Legionella e Pseudomonas spp, i maggiori determinanti di infezioni di origine idrica in ospedale: differenze nella contaminazione e nella risposta ai sistemi di disinfezione

P. Borella, I. Marchesi, P. Marchegiano, G. Ferranti, M. Santangelo, A.

Campagna, A. Bargellini.

Ann Ig 2013; 25 (Suppl. 1):371-37.

Environmental surveillance and molecular investigation of Legionella spp. in Apulia, in the years 2008-2011

Iatta R, Cuna T, Napoli C, De Giglio O, Montagna MT.

Ann Ig. 2013 Sep-Oct;25(5):435-41.

A culture-proven case of community-acquired legionella pneumonia apparently classified as nosocomial: diagnostic and public health implications

Bargellini A, Marchesi I, Marchegiano P, Richeldi L, Cagarelli R, Ferranti G, Borella P.

Case Rep Med 2013;2013:303712.

 

Protozoa and human macrophages infection by Legionella pneumophila environmental strains belonging to different serogroups

Messi P, Bargellini A, Anacarso I, Marchesi I, de Niederhäusern S, Bondi M.

Arch Microbiol 2013;195(2):89-96.

 

Spa facilities and legionellosis: legislative structure and state of the art in Apulia (Italy)

Montagna MT, Cuna T, De Giglio O, Bollino A, Iatta R, Napoli C.

Ig Sanità Pubbl 2012;67(5):719-31.

 

A rapid PFGE protocol for typing Legionella isolates from fresh or frozen samples

Orsini M, Romano-Spica V.

J Infect Chemother 2012;18(5):747-52.

 

Control of Legionella contamination in a hospital water distribution system by monochloramine

Marchesi I, Cencetti S, Marchegiano P, Frezza G, Borella P, Bargellini A.

Am J Infect Control 2012;40(3):279-81.

 

Plan for the control of Legionella infections in long-term care facilities: Role of environmental monitoring

Cristino S, Legnani PP, Leoni E.

Int J Hyg Environ Health  2012;215(3):279-85.

 

Bacteria misagglutination in legionella surveillance programmes

Orsini M, Cristino S, Grottola A, Romano-Spica V.

J Hosp Infect 2011;79(2):179-80.

 

Recovery of Legionella species from water samples using an internal method based on ISO 11731: suggestions for revision and implementation

Ditommaso S, Gentile M, Giacomuzzi M, Zotti CM.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2011;70(2):200-6.

 

Parameters predictive of Legionella contamination in hot water systems: Association with trace elements and heterotrophic plate counts

Bargellini A, Marchesi I, Righi E, Ferrari A, Cencetti S, Borella P, Rovesti S.

Water Res 2011;45(6):2315-21.

 

Ecological behaviour of three serogroups of Legionella pneumophila within a model plumbing system

Messi P, Anacarso I, Bargellini A, Bondi M, Marchesi I, de Niederhausern S, Borella P.

Biofouling 2011;27(2):165-72.

 

Effectiveness of different methods to control legionella in the water supply: ten-year experience in an Italian university hospital

Marchesi I, Marchegiano P, Bargellini A, Cencetti S, Frezza G, Miselli M, Borella P.

J Hosp Infect 2011;77(1):47-51.

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Legionella spp. and legionellosis in Southeastern Italy: disease epidemiology and environmental surveillance in community and health care facilities

Napoli C, Fasano F, Iatta R, Barbuti G, Cuna T, Montagna MT.

BMC Public Health 2010;10(1):660.

 

Inter-laboratory validation of a rapid assay for the detection and quantification of Legionella spp. in water samples

Bargellini A, Marchesi I, Leoni E, Mansi A, Cristino S, Marcelloni AM, Borella P.

Lett Appl Microbiol 2010;51(4):421-7.

 

Effective environmental sampling strategies for monitoring Legionella spp contamination in hot water systems

Ditommaso S, Giacomuzzi M, Gentile M, Moiraghi AR, Zotti CM.

Am J Infect Control 2010;38(5):344-9.

 

Evaluation of the usefulness of a new direct immunofluorescence assay (ScanVIT-Legionella) for monitoring hospital water systems contaminated with Legionella spp

Ditommaso S, Giacomuzzi M, Gentile M, Zotti CM.

Lett Appl Microbiol 2010;50(4):341-6.

 

Prevalence of antibodies against Legionella spp. in HIV-infected subjects and blood donors

Coniglio MA, Pignato S, Giammanco G.

J Infect. 2009;59(6):423-5.

 

Rapid pulsed-field gel electrophoresis protocol for Legionella pneumophila typing

Orsini M, Amore R, Pietrangeli BM, Anastasi D, Ricciardi W, Boccia S.

Italian Journal of Public Health 2008;5(2):143-148.

 

Antibody detection and cross-reactivity among species and serogroups of Legionella by indirect immunofluorescence test

Ditommaso S, Giacomuzzi M, Gentile M, Zotti CM.

J Microbiol Methods 2008;75(2):350-3.

 

Prevalence of anti-legionella antibodies among Italian hospital workers

Borella P, Bargellini A, Marchesi I, Rovesti S, Stancanelli G, Scaltriti S, Moro M, Montagna MT, Tatò D, Napoli C, Triassi M, Montegrosso S, Pennino F, Zotti CM, Ditommaso S, Giacomuzzi M.

J Hosp Infect 2008;69(2):148-155.

 

Legionella colonization of the respiratory tract in patients without nosocomial exposure

Ditommaso S, Giacomuzzi M, Gentile M, Ruggenini Moiraghi A, Arione R, Baldi S, Solidoro P, Ceccarelli A, Zotti CM.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2008;29(5):470-471.

 

Influence of aquatic microorganisms on Legionella pneumophila survival

Guerrieri E, Bondi M, Borella P, Messi P.

New Microbiol 2007;30(3):247-51.

 

Incidence of Legionellosis in Hospitals Contaminated by Legionella pneumophila Other Than Serogroup 1

Ditommaso S, Giacomuzzi M, Biasin C, Gentile M, Maggiorotto G, Ruggenini Moiraghi A, Zotti CM; Legionellosis Collaborating Group.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2007;28(4):509-11.

 

Legionella e legionellosi in Puglia: sorveglianza clinica e ambientale negli anni 2000-2006.

Montagna MT, Tatò D, Napoli C.

OER Puglia. Anno IX, numero 1 - febbraio 2007.

 

Legionella contamination in the hospital environment: monitoring of the hot water distribution systems of three hospitals in Catania (Italy)

Pignato S, Coniglio MA, Faro G, Cantaro P, Carini SA, Mangano G, Cunsolo R, Coco G, Giammanco G.

Ig Sanita Pubbl. 2006;62(6):635-52. Italian.

 

Clinical-environmental surveillance of legionellosis: an experience in southern Italy

Montagna MT, Napoli C, Tato D, Spilotros G, Barbuti G, Barbuti S.

Eur J Epidemiol 2006;21(4):325-31.

 

Epidemiological investigation on a suggestive case of Legionella pneumonia and public health implications 

Borella P, Marchesi I, Boccia S, Amore R, Cagarelli R, Casolari C, Marchegiano P.

Scand J Infect Dis 2006;38(8):725-8.

 

Control of Legionella pneumophila Contamination in a Respiratory Hydrotherapy System With Sulfurous Spa Water

Leoni E, Sacchetti R, Zanetti F, Legnani PP.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2006;27(7):716-21.

 

Colonization of a water system by legionella organisms and nosocomial legionellosis: a 5-year report from a large italian hospital 

Ditommaso S, Biasin C, Giacomuzzi M, Zotti CM, Arione R, Guglielmi E, Barbaro S, Di Leo A, Serra R, Marchiaro G, Moiraghi AR.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2006;27(5):532-5

 

Prospective 3-Year Surveillance for Nosocomial and Environmental Legionella pneumophila: Implications for Infection Control

Boccia S, Laurenti P, Borella P, Moscato U, Capalbo G, Cambieri A, Amore R, Quaranta G, Boninti F, Orsini M, Branca G, Fadda G, Spica VR, Ricciardi G.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2006; 27(5): 459-65.

 

Prevalence study of Legionella spp. contamination in ferries and cruise ships

Azara A, Piana A, Sotgiu G, Dettori M, Deriu MG, Masia MD, Are BM, Muresu E.

BMC Public Health 2006;6:100.

 

Travel-associated legionnaires disease in Europe: 2004

Ricketts K, McNaught B, Joseph C.

Euro Surveill 2006;11(4):106-10.

 

Clinical and environmental distribution of Legionella pneumophila in a university hospital in Italy: efficacy of ultraviolet disinfection

Triassi M, Di Popolo A, D'Alcala GR, Albanese Z, Cuccurullo S, Montegrosso S, Crispino M, Borella P, Zarrilli R

J Hosp Infect 2006; 62(4): 494-501.

 

Legionnaires' disease in Europe 2003-2004

KD Ricketts, CA Joseph, on behalf of the European Working Group for Legionella Infections

Euro Surveill 2005;10(12):256-9.

 

Molecular epidemiology of Legionella pneumophila environmental isolates representing nine different serogroups determined by automated ribotyping and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis

Boccia S, Stenico A, Amore R, Moroder L, Orsini M, Romano-Spica V, Ricciardi G.

Epidemiol Infect 2005 Dec;133(6):1097-105.

 

Legionella contamination in hot water of Italian hotels

Paola Borella, Maria Teresa Montagna, Serena Stampi, Giovanna Stancanelli, Vincenzo Romano-Spica, Maria Triassi, Isabella Marchesi, Annalisa Bargellini, Daniela Tatò, Christian Napoli, Franca Zanetti, Erica Leoni, Matteo Moro, Stefania Scaltriti, Gabriella Ribera D'Alcalà, Rosalba Santarpia and Stefania Boccia.

Appl Environ Microbiol 2005;71(10):5805-5813.

 

Water ecology of Legionella and protozoan: environmental and public health perspectives

Borella P, Guerrieri E, Marchesi I, Bondi M, Messi P.

Biotechnol Annu Rev 2005;11:355-80.

 

Micro- and macromethod assays for the ecological study of Legionella pneumophila

Elisa Guerrieri, Moreno Bondi, Claudia Ciancio, Paola Borella, and Patrizia Messi.

FEMS Microbiol Lett 2005;252(1):113-9.

 

Peracetic acid in the disinfection of a hospital water system contaminated with Legionella species

Ditommaso S, Biasin C, Giacomuzzi M, Zotti CM, Cavanna A, Ruggenini Moiraghi A.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2005;26(5):490-3.

 

Legionella waterline colonization: detection of Legionella species in domestic, hotel and hospital hot water systems

Leoni E, De Luca G, Legnani PP, Sacchetti R, Stampi S, Zanetti F.

J Appl Microbiol 2005;98(2):373-9.

 

Surveillance for waterborne-disease outbreaks associated with drinking water-United States, 2001-2002

Blackburn BG, Craun GF, Yoder JS, Hill V, Calderon RL, Chen N, Lee SH, Levy DA, Beach MJ. Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC, USA.

MMWR Surveill Summ 2004;53(8):23-45.

 

Legionnaires' disease in Europe 2000-2002

Joseph CA (on behalf of the European Working Group for Legionella Infections)

Epidemiol Infect 2004;132(3):417-424.

 

Legionella infection risk from domestic hot water

Paola Borella, M. Teresa Montagna, Vincenzo Romano-Spica, Serena Stampi, Giovanna Stancanelli, Maria Triassi, Rachele Neglia, Isabella Marchesi, Guglielmina Fantuzzi, Daniela Tatò, Christian Napoli, Gianluigi Quaranta, Patrizia Laurenti, Erica Leoni, Giovanna De Luca, Cristina Ossi, Matteo Moro, and Gabriella Ribera D’Alcalà.

Emerg Infect Dis 2004;10(3):457-64.

 

Prevenzione della legionellosi: confronto tra linee guida europee ed extraeuropee

Ditommaso S, Biasin C, Giacomuzzi M, Zotti CM, Ruggenini A, Moiraghi A

Giornale Italiano delle Infezioni Ospedaliere 2003;10(1):7-24.