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    STP1071

    Gram Negative Bacteria as Bioaerosols

    Published: Jan 1990


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    Abstract

    Gram negative bacteria as possible etiological agents in respiratory diseases and syndromes associated with heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and humidifying systems are reviewed. A case study of an outbreak of hypersensitivity pneumonitis possibly linked with a gram negative bacterium, Cytophaga, is presented, and sampling and culturing procedures for the enumeration, isolation and identification of gram negative bacteria are discussed.

    Keywords:

    bacteria, gram negative, respiratory diseases and syndromes, bioaerosols


    Author Information:

    Hood, MA
    Professor, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL


    Committee/Subcommittee: D22.05

    DOI: 10.1520/STP25324S


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