Risk of exposure to Legionella in dental practice.
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Ann Agric Environ Med. 2004;11(1):9-12
Aerosols generated in dental operations are a source of exposure to microorganismsproliferated within dental unit waterlines (DUWL) biofilm. It has been suggested that presence of Legionellaspecies in these aerosols may contribute to potential health hazards for dental staff and patients. Thearticle attempts to provide a brief overview of the current knowledge about Legionella, its prevalencein DUWL, immunological reactions of the dentists and concepts for prophylaxis of Legionella in dentists'work place.
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