For the first time L. pneumophila strains were isolated from pneumonia patients in the USSR. To isolate these strains, the material obtained from the patients was inoculated into charcoal-yeast agar with antibiotics or into guinea pigs with the subsequent inoculation of chick embryos. Both isolated strains were classified with serogroup 1 of L. pneumophila on the basis of their cultural, morphological, biochemical and serological properties.
|Translated title of the contribution||Isolation of the 1st strains of Legionella pneumophila in the USSR|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Zhurnal Mikrobiologii Epidemiologii i Immunobiologii|
|State||Published - Nov 1 1983|
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