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Table 1 shows the distribution of positive Legionella samples among the different recreational facilities. From a total of 160 water samples taken from 36 recreational facilities, 41 (25.6%) samples were positive for Legionella, among them 12 (33.3%) recreational centers were found to be positive. Hotels and sports centers were found to be the most affected by L. pneumophila colonization, namely 4/7 (57.1%) and 7/17 (41.2%) positive facilities, respectively.

Table 1

Number of facilities/samples monitored and positive for Legionella pneumophila

 FacilitiesTotal samplesSamples per facilityFacilities positive for L. pneumophilaNumber of samples positive for L. pneumophilaSamples positive for Legionella per facility
NumberNumberMedian (min–max)Number (%)Number (%)Median (min–max)
Sports centers 17 92 3 (2–18) 7 (41.2) 32 (34.8) 0 (0–11) 
Camping sites 22 3 (2–3) 1 (12.5) 2 (9.1) 0 (0–2) 
Hotels and holiday farmhouses 34 3 (2–17) 4 (57.1) 7 (20.6) 1 (0–3) 
Beach resort and amusement park 12 3 (3–3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0–0) 
Total 36 160 3 (2–18) 12 (33.3) 41 (25.6) 0 (0–11) 
 FacilitiesTotal samplesSamples per facilityFacilities positive for L. pneumophilaNumber of samples positive for L. pneumophilaSamples positive for Legionella per facility
NumberNumberMedian (min–max)Number (%)Number (%)Median (min–max)
Sports centers 17 92 3 (2–18) 7 (41.2) 32 (34.8) 0 (0–11) 
Camping sites 22 3 (2–3) 1 (12.5) 2 (9.1) 0 (0–2) 
Hotels and holiday farmhouses 34 3 (2–17) 4 (57.1) 7 (20.6) 1 (0–3) 
Beach resort and amusement park 12 3 (3–3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0–0) 
Total 36 160 3 (2–18) 12 (33.3) 41 (25.6) 0 (0–11) 

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