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Legionella spp., A HAZARD TO HUMAN HEALTH
Legionella spp., UN PELIGRO PARA LA SALUD HUMANA
ALEJANDRO DE JESUS CORTES SANCHEZ
Luis Daniel Espinosa Chaurand
MAYRA DIAZ RAMIREZ
Acceso Abierto
Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas
ISSN: 2594-0252
DOI: 10.32854/agrop.v11i11.1283
URL: http://www.revista-agroproductividad.org/index.php/agroproductividad/article/view/1283/1046
Legionellosis, water, hydraulic facilities, public health
Legionelosis, agua, instalaciones hidráulicas, salud pública
"Objective: The aim of this study was to provide a review that gives a general perspective of legionellosis and the different factors associated with this disease, such as the incidence, causal agents, treatment, control and prevention methods used globally in order to safeguard public health. Methodology: To develop this document, the search and analysis of pertinent information was carried out in different scientific and academic databases such as Scielo, Scopus, Latindex, Redalyc, Google Scholar, among others. Results: Legionellosis is caused by species of the genus Legionella spp., with L. pneumophila being commonly associated to clinical cases. Analytical methods have been developed for their detection, as well as sanitary regulations for water and hydraulic facilities for human use, in order to mitigate their impact on the population. Implications in the study: The causal agents of legionellosis inhabit aquatic ecosystems, and are capable of resisting diverse physicochemical conditions; therefore, they have been detected in hydraulic systems and equipment for human use, thus generating their dispersion and potential infection when inhaled through small drops of water (sprays). Conclusions: Legionella spp. is an emerging pathogen of importance in public health mainly in developed countries, due to its incidence, complications and mortality. It has been established that the prevention and control of legionellosis require joint actions in the microbiological control of water, development, dissemination, implementation and monitoring of the application of regular cleaning and disinfection programs by governmental entities, international health organizations, academia, industry and the general population."
"Objetivo: Brindar una revisión que aporte una perspectiva general de la legionelosis y de los diferentes factores asociados a esta enfermedad tales como la incidencia, agentes causales, terapéutica, métodos de control y prevención utilizados a nivel global a fin de salvaguardar la salud pública. Metodología: Para el desarrollo del presente documento se realizó la búsqueda y análisis de información pertinente en diferentes bases de datos científicas y académicas como Scielo, Scopus, Latindex, Redalyc, Google Académico entre otras. Resultados: La legionelosis es causada por especies del género Legionella spp., siendo L. pneumophila comúnmente asociada a casos clínicos. Se han desarrollado métodos analíticos para su detección, así como regulaciones sanitarias al agua e instalaciones hidráulicas para uso humano, a fin de mitigar su incidencia en la población. Implicaciones en el estudio: Los agentes causales de legionelosis habitan los ecosistemas acuáticos, y son capaces de resistir diversas condiciones fisicoquímicas por ende se han detectado en sistemas y equipos hidráulicos de uso humano, generando así su dispersión y potencial infección al ser inhaladas a través de pequeñas gotas de agua (aerosoles)."
Colegio de Postgraduados
2018
Artículo
Agroproductividad
Inglés
MICROBIOLOGÍA CLÍNICA
Versión publicada
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