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Airborne Dispersion and Plume Modeling of Legionella Bacteria

Abstract Since its first report in 1976, many outbreaks of Legionella have been reported in the world. These outbreaks are a public health concern because of legionellosis, which cause Pontiac fever and Legionnaires disease. Legionnaires disease is a type of pneumonia responsible for the majority of the illness in the reported outbreaks. This study consists of an extensive literature review and experimental work on the aerosolization of Legionella and a bacterial surrogate under laboratory conditions. The literature review summarizes Legionella characteristics, legionellosis, potential sources of Legionella, disease outbreaks, collection and detection methodologies, environmental conditions for growth and survival of Legionella, Gaussian plume d... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Taghdiri, Sepideh (Author) / Abbaszadegan, Morteza (Advisor) / Fox, Peter (Committee member) / Estes, Robert (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental engineering / Microbiology
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 83 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Civil and Environmental Engineering 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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