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Table 1 Recovery of Legionella spp. by two different detection media

From: Comparison of BCYEα+AB agar and MWY agar for detection and enumeration of Legionella spp. in hospital water samples

MWY agar BCYEα + AB agar Total (%)
negative negative 111 42.2
negative positive 19 7.2
positive positive 108 41.1
positive negative 13 4.9
positive overgrowtha 3 1.1
negative overgrowtha 4 1.5
overgrowtha overgrowtha 5 1.9
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  1. aovergrowth of background flora. Corresponding samples were considered as Legionella-negative as described in the Results