Published in Physician Law Weekly, January 4th, 2006
According to recent research from South Africa, "Legionella released into the air during treatment are a potential source of infection. Water stagnation in dental, unit waterlines (DUWLs) creates biofilms and promotes the proliferation of these micro-organisms."
"This study investigated the presence of amoeba infected with legionella, L. pneumophila and other pathogenic Legionella species in a dental teaching hospital.
"Water samples were collected in the morning and afternoon from 99 dental units and 16...
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