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Legionella and legionellosis

Course Description

This half day course is designed to give the participant a background knowledge of the collection and reporting processes involved in testing for Legionella in the human environment. Basic ecology, collection procedures, PCR-based analysis of clinical and environmental samples, and interpretation of reported results for Legionella will be explored.

Learning Outcomes

When this course is completed the participants will be able to:

  • Describe the natural ecology of Legionella as a means to improve sampling in human environments;
  • Understand PCR-based analytical methods for Legionella; and,
  • Successfully interpret the results reported by the analytical laboratory.