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ASM GM 2014 - Windshield Wiper Fluid: A Source of Legionnaires?

A form of bacteria responsible for respiratory illness, including the deadly pneumonia known as Legionnaire's disease, may be able to grow in windshield washer fluid and was isolated from nearly 75% of school buses tested in one district in Arizona. The participant will discuss findings from a project initiated after a series of epidemiological studies found motor vehicle use to be associated with increased risk for Legionnaires' disease.

Participant: David Otto Schwake, Arizona State University, Tempe

 

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