Legionellosis

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Legionellosis

Legionnaire disease (LD) is a type of pneumonia caused by Legionella pneumophila, a flagellated gram-negative bacterium found primarily in warm water environments. The disease and the bacterium were discovered following an outbreak traced to a 1976 American Legion convention in Philadelphia. A number of risk factors for acquiring LD have been identified, including age, smoking, chronic lung disease, cancer, and immunosuppression (summary by {1:Hawn et al., 2003}).
 

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The terms "Legionellosis" returned 64 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Legionellosis in Poland in 2012.
 

Author(s): Hanna Stypułkowska-Misiurewicz, Michał Czerwiński

Journal: Przegl Epidemiol. 2014 ;68(2):219-21, 337-8.

 

The objective of the article is to assess the epidemiological situation of legionellosis in Poland in 2012 in comparison to the preceding years.

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2014

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Notes from the field: Increase in reported legionellosis - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June-September 2013.
 

Author(s): Paul A Biedrzycki, Marisa Stanley, Fredrick Radmer, Shannon Lauf,

Journal: MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.. 2014 Jan;63(3):63.

 

In early July 2013, the City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) was notified by the Wisconsin Division of Public Health of an increase in reported cases of legionellosis in southeastern Wisconsin. Legionellosis is a reportable disease to state and local public health authorities ...

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2014

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Sequence-based typing of Legionella pneumophila strains isolated from hospital water distribution systems as a complementary element of risk assessment of legionellosis in Poland.
 

Author(s): Katarzyna Pancer

Journal: Ann Agric Environ Med. 2013 ;20(3):436-40.

 

Many factors affect the risk of Legionella infection, such as the design, construction and maintenance of water distribution systems, the presence of individuals who may be exposed and their vulnerability to infection, and the degree of water system colonization and properties of ...

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2013

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The terms "Legionellosis" returned 3 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Legionellosis].
 

Author(s): Elisabeth Bouvet

Journal: Med Sci (Paris). ;22(6-7):601-6.

 

Although one does not find the origin of the contamination in the human half of the cases of legionellosis, one knows that this disease is the consequence of the almost obligatory contamination of the networks of installations of hot water by Legionella pneumophila, and the inhalation ...

Last Updated: 10 Jul 2006

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Epidemiology, prevention and control of legionellosis: memorandum from a WHO meeting.
 

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Journal: Bull. World Health Organ.. 1990 ;68(2):155-64.

 

This Memorandum describes the following aspects of legionellosis: clinical presentations of legionella infection, general epidemiology (including nosocomial outbreaks and travel-associated legionnaires' disease), surveillance and reporting of cases, the organism and its environment, ...

Last Updated: 13 Aug 1990

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Legionellosis.
 

Author(s): J A Blackmon, F W Chandler, W B Cherry, A C England, J C Feeley, M D Hicklin, R M McKinney, H W Wilkinson

Journal: Am. J. Pathol.. 1981 Jun;103(3):429-65.

 

Last Updated: 23 Jul 1981

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