Departmental Bulletin Paper Detection of Legionella Species from Rainwater on Roads in Bhutan (特集2: フィールド医学)
Detection of Legionella Species from Rainwater on Roads in Bhutan (Special Issue 2: Field Medicine)

Sakamoto, Ryota  ,  Morinaka, Rieka  ,  Ando, Kazuo  ,  Choden, Pema  ,  Wangchuk, Tenzin  ,  Phuntsho, Tashi  ,  Bahadur. Darjee, Som  ,  Fujisawa, Michiko  ,  Kato, Naoyuki  ,  Ohno, Akira

18pp.80 - 86 , 2017-03-28 , 京都大学ヒマラヤ研究会; 京都大学霊長類学・ワイルドライフサイエンス・リーディング大学院; 京都大学ヒマラヤ研究ユニット
特集2: フィールド医学 = Special Issue 2: Field Medicine
We collected samples of rainwater on road in Bhutan and determine whether or not Legionella species is present by colorimetric PALSAR method. Results showed all six samples were positive for Legionella. To our knowledge, this is the first report which shows the presence of Legionella species in Bhutan. Legionella species is a major cause of severe community-acquired pneumonia and can be estimated to be widely scattered in all over the world. However, reports are strongly biased from specific countries including European countries, the United States, and Japan. We hope to help physicians to choose proper antibiotics especially for patients with severe pneumonia considering about the possibility of legionellosis by showing evidences that Legionella species can be detected from diverse corners of the world, which may lead to reduction of preventable deaths.

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