- • Similar L. pneumophila concentrations in hospital faucets and hot water system pipes.
- • Hot water temperature increase: determining factor for Lp levels in water.
- • Dominance of two STs in first draw and flushed samples in building hot water.
- • Minimal impact of local conditions on strain selection and ST distribution.
- • Ability of STs to multiply in host cells and tolerate copper and high temperatures.