Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 strain Paris: endemic distribution throughout France

J Clin Microbiol. 2003 Jul;41(7):3320-2. doi: 10.1128/jcm.41.7.3320-3322.2003.


An analysis of 691 French clinical Legionella isolates showed that the endemic L. pneumophila serogroup 1 strain Paris was responsible for 12.2% of all cases of legionellosis and had a specific pulsed-field gel electrophoresis pattern. We also demonstrated the presence of this endemic clone throughout Europe.

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Deoxyribonucleases, Type II Site-Specific
  • Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field
  • Endemic Diseases*
  • France / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Legionella pneumophila / classification*
  • Legionnaires' Disease / epidemiology*
  • Legionnaires' Disease / microbiology
  • Serotyping


  • endodeoxyribonuclease SfiI
  • Deoxyribonucleases, Type II Site-Specific