Legionella

Recent News

Jun 11, 2019

News Scan for Jun 11, 2019

FluMist and asthma
Legionnaires' in New Zealand
Rotary polio funding
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

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Bolliger R, Neeser O, Merker M, et al. Validation of a prediction rule for Legionella pneumonia in emergency department patients. Open Forum Infect Dis 2019 (published online Jun 4)

Cassell K, Gacek P, Rabatsky-Ehr T, et al. Estimating the true burden of Legionnaires' disease. Am J Epidemiol 2019 (published online Jun 21)

Cooley LA, Pondo T, Watkins LKF, et al. Population-based assessment of clinical risk factors for Legionnaires' disease. Clin Infect Dis 2019 (published online Aug 15)

Garner E, Brown CL, Schwake DO, et al. Comparison of whole-genome sequences of Legionella pneumophila in tap water and in clinical strains, Flint, Michigan, USA, 2016. Emerg Infect Dis 2019 (published online Oct 15)

Hammami N, Laisnez V, Wybo I, et al. A cluster of Legionnaires' disease in Belgium linked to a cooling tower, August-September 2016: practical approach and challenges. Epidemiol Infect 2019 (published online Dec 20)

Jasper AS, Musuuza JS, Tischendorg JS, et al. Are fluoroquinolones or macrolides better for treating Legionella pneumonia? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Infect Dis 2020 (published online Apr 16)

Nakamura I, Amemura-Maekawa J, Kura F, et al. Persistent Legionella contamination of water faucets om a tertiary hospital in Japan. Int J Infect Dis 2020 (published online Mar 5)

Parkinson J, Baron JL, Hall B, et al. Point-of-use filters for prevention of health care–acquired Legionnaires' disease: field evaluation of a new filter product and literature review. Am J Infect Control 2019 (published online Oct 25)

Pouderoux C, Ginevra C, Descours G, et al. Slowly or non-resolving Legionnaires' disease: case series and literature review. Clin Infect Dis 2019 (published online Jun 26)

Priest PC, Slow S, Chambers ST, et al. The burden of Legionnaires' disease in New Zealand (LegiNZ): a national surveillance study. Lancet Infect Dis 2019 (published online Jun 10)

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