Legionella and the prevention of legionellosis
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Published by World Health Organization in Geneva .
Written in English


  • Legionnaires" disease -- Prevention.,
  • Legionella.,
  • Legionellosis -- prevention & control.,
  • Legionnaires" Disease -- prevention & control.,
  • Legionella.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-252)

Statementedited by Jamie Bartram ... [et al.].
ContributionsBartram, Jamie.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 252 p. :
Number of Pages252
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19335101M
ISBN 109241562978
ISBN 109789241562973

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