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Journal of Pathogens
Volume 2012, Article ID 138389, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/138389
Research Article

Detection and Quantification of Legionella pneumophila from Water Systems in Kuwait Residential Facilities

1Biotechnology Department, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Safat 13109, Kuwait
2Department of Applied Medical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, Safat 13092, Kuwait

Received 11 April 2012; Revised 27 May 2012; Accepted 30 May 2012

Academic Editor: Kendra Rumbaugh

Copyright © 2012 Qadreyah A. Al-Matawah et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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