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What water conditions are best for growth of the organism?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Legionella: The niche of legionella bacteria is within aquatic amoebae (acanthamoeba, hartmannella) in both environmental and man-made aquatic bodies. Infections with alternative legionella species (l micdadei, l dumoffii, l bozemanii) are more common in patients with advanced immunosuppression, usually in the hospital setting, where microaspiration of contaminated potable water has been the predominant sourc.
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Growth of Bacteria: Pipes carrying drinking water are often plagued by the development of biofilms which harbor large colonies of bacteria. That is why adequate and frequent water testing is mandatory. Of course, water main breaks, heavy storms with run off into drinking water supplies, and illegal dumping of waste, are other common causes of contamination.

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