Tijet, Nathalie; Tang, Patrick; Romilowych, Mya; Duncan, Carla; Brett (previously Ng), Victoria; Fisman, David N; Jamieson, Frances; Low, Donald E; Guyard, Cyril
The water-borne pathogen Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 (Lp1) is the most commonly reported etiologic agent of legionellosis. To examine the genetic diversity, the long-term epidemiology, and the molecular evolution of Lp1 clinical isolates, we conducted sequence-based typing on a collection of clinical isolates representing 3 decades of culture-confirmed legionellosis in Ontario, Canada. Analysis showed that the population of Lp1 in Ontario is highly diverse and combines lineages...[Show more]
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