Legionella

Recent News

Mar 20, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 20, 2019

Gloves, gowns, and MDROs
WHO drug-resistant TB guidelines
Antibiotic development partnership
Lung disease bacteria in tap water
Aug 13, 2018

News Scan for Aug 13, 2018

No link between maternal Tdap and autism
Rotavirus vaccine impact
Legionellosis seasonal shift
Jun 15, 2018

News Scan for Jun 15, 2018

Ebola count at 66
No polio in Venezuela
2nd Midwest Cyclospora outbreak
Legionnaires' and the VA
Avian flu outbreaks
May 17, 2018
Outdoor hot tub

Hotel pools a factor in water-related illness outbreaks

Pools and hot tubs play host to a wide range of disease-causing microorganisms, warns the CDC.

Dec 21, 2017

News Scan for Dec 21, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Legionella in cooling towers
1 million cholera cases
Measles in England, Greece
Nov 13, 2017

News Scan for Nov 13, 2017

New MERS cases
Yellow fever in Nigeria
HHS secretary nomination
Legionnaires' at Disney
Canadian flu cost estimate
Nov 09, 2017
Drinking fountains

Legionella common in US outbreaks tied to drinking water, other sources

Legionella continues to be the most common cause of outbreaks linked to drinking water and also fuels many outbreaks linked to environmental water exposure.

Oct 25, 2017

News Scan for Oct 25, 2017

Brazil yellow fever
Marburg in Uganda
NYC Legionnaires' outbreak
Antivirals for H7N9
Hurricane-related alert
Jun 30, 2017

News Scan for Jun 30, 2017

Flu vaccine in kids
PPE for Ebola
Powassan virus infection
Legionnaires' outbreak
Jun 19, 2017
Manhatten skyline

NYC officials probe Legionnaires' cluster in Lennox Hill

One of the 7 cases, involving a nonagenarian, proved fatal.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Benowitz I, Fitzhenry R, Boyd C, et al. Rapid identification of a cooling tower-associated Legionnaires' disease outbreak supported by polymerase chain reaction testing of environmental samples, New York City, 2014-2015. NEHA 2018 Apr

Cebrian F, Montero JC, Fernandez PJ. New approach to environmental investigation of an explosive legionnaires' disease outbreak in Spain: early identification of potential risk sources by rapid Legionella spp immunosensing technique. BMC Infect Dis 2018 Dec 27;18:696

Dalton STP, Wen SCH, Murdoch DR, et al. Searching for pediatric Legionnaire disease in a population with high adult incidence. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2018 Sep;37(9):960-1

Donohue MJ, King D, Pfaller S, et al. The sporadic nature of Legionella pneumophila, Legionella pneumophila Sg1 and Mycobacterium avium occurrence within residences and office buildings across 36 states in the United States. J Appl Microbiol 2019 (published online Mar 20)

Ehret KM, Chamberlain AT, Berkelman RL, et al. Preventing hospital-acquired Legionnaires' disease: a snapshot of clinical practices and water management approaches in US acute-care hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 (published online Oct 8)

Hlavsa MC, Cikesh BL, Roberts VA, et al. Outbreaks associated with treated recreational water — United States, 2000-2014. MMWR 2018 May 18;67(19):547-51

Inglis TJJ, Spittle C, Carmichael H, et al. Legionnaires' disease outbreak on a merchant vessel, Indian Ocean, Australia, 2015. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jun 13)

Jaber L, Amro M, Tair HA, et al. Comparison of in situ sequence type analysis of Legionella pneumophila in respiratory tract secretions and environmental samples of a hospital in east Jerusalem. Epidemiol Infect 2018 (published online Aug 30)

Loenenbach AD, Beulens C, Euser SM, et al. Two community clusters of Legionnaires' disease directly linked to a biologic wastewater treatment plant, the Netherlands. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online Sep 4)

Ricci ML, Grottola A, Serpini GF, et al. Improvement of Legionnaires' disease diagnosis using real-time PCR assay: a retrospective analysis, Italy, 2010 to 2015. Eurosurveill 2018 Dec 13;23(50)

Van Kenhove E, Dinne K, Janssens A, et al. Overview and comparison of Legionella regulations worldwide. Am J Infect Control 2019 (published online Jan 9)

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