Recent News

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.

Jun 14, 2017

News Scan for Jun 14, 2017

MERS cases in Saudi Arabia
South America flu rise
Chikungunya blip
Michigan Legionnaires' charges
Jun 08, 2017

News Scan for Jun 08, 2017

Polio in Syria
Health worker Ebola preparedness
Legionnaires' and water birth
Jun 06, 2017
shower head

CDC: Most healthcare-acquired Legionnaires' cases could be prevented

Poorly maintained water systems are typically to blame, and those in long-term care facilities are especially vulnerable.

Nov 10, 2016

News Scan for Nov 10, 2016

FluMist investigation findings
Saudi MERS total grows
Measles update
Legionella adaptation
Sep 12, 2016

News Scan for Sep 12, 2016

New MERS cases
Chikungunya cases, study
Yellow fever slowdown
Bacteria in water

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Beaute J, European Legionnaires' Disease Surveillance Network. Legionnaires' disease in Europe, 2011 to 2015. Euro Surveill 2017 Jul 6;22(27):pii=30566

Chaudhry R, Sreenath K, Arvind V, et al. Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 in the water facilities of a tertiary healthcare center, India. (Letter) Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 17)

Fitzhenry R, Weiss D, Cimini D, et al. Legionnaires' disease outbreaks and cooling towers, New York City, New York, USA. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 12)

Granseth G, Bhattarai R, Sylvester T, et al. Two cases of Legionnaires' disease in newborns after water births — Arizona, 2016. MMWR 2017 Jun 9;66(22):590-1

Kenagy E, Priest PC, Cameron CM, et al. Risk factors for Legionella longbeachae Legionnaires' disease, New Zealand. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jun 15)

Kenagy E, Priest PC, Cameron CM, et al. Risk factors for Legionella longbeachae Legionnaires' disease, New Zealand. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jun 15)

Lapierre P, Nazarian E, Zhu Y, et al. Legionnaires' disease outbreak caused by endemic strain of Legionella pneumophila, New York, New York, USA, 2015. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 16)

Petzold M, Prior K, Moran-Gilad J, et al. Epidemiological information is key when interpreting whole genome sequence data — lessons learned from a large Legionella pneumophila outbreak in Warstein, Germany, 2013. Euro Surveill 2017 Nov 9;22(45):pii=17-00137

Schjorring S, Stegger M, Kjelso C, et al. Genomic investigation of a suspected outbreak of Legionella pneumophila ST82 reveals undetected heterogeneity by the present gold-standard methods, Denmark, July to November 2014. Euro Surveill 2017 Jun 22;22(25):pii=30558

Simmering JE, Polgreen LA, Hornick DB, et al. Weather-dependent risk for Legionnaires' disease, United States. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 2)

Soda EA, Barskey AE, Shah PP, et al. Health care-associated Legionnaires' disease surveillance data from 20 states and a large metropolitan area — United States, 2015. (Vital signs) MMWR 2017 Jun 9;66(22):584-9

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