Legionella

Recent News

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
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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
Jun 07, 2016
Legionella testing

CDC: Water system management key to curbing rise in Legionnaires'

Infections with Legionella bacteria have quadrupled since 2000, and the CDC says outbreaks are preventable through proper management of water systems, such as cooling towers.

Feb 04, 2016

News Scan for Feb 04, 2016

H7N9 cases in China
Human-to-human Legionnaires'
Avian flu in 3 African nations
Oct 01, 2015

News Scan for Oct 01, 2015

More support for VSV-EBOV
HHS preparedness resources
New Bronx Legionella cases

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

Emory University. Legionella workshop video archive. May 25-26, 2016

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)

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

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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