Legionella

Recent News

Jun 11, 2020

News Scan for Jun 11, 2020

Antibiotics for kids' pneumonia
Northward spread of Heartland virus ticks
Legionnaires' disease and toilets
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

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Baker-Goering M, Roy K, Edens C, et al. Economic burden of Legionnaires'’ disease, United States, 2014. Emerg Infect Dis 2020 Jan;27(1)

Beaute J, Plachouras D, Sandin S, et al. Healthcare-associated Legionnaires' disease, Europe, 2008-2017. Emerg Infect Dis 2020 Oct;26(10)

Cadieux G, Brodeur J, Lamothe F, et al. Community-based outbreak of Legionella pneumophila in Montreal Quebec in 2019. Can Commun Dis Rep 2020 Jul;46(7/8)

Couturier J, Ginevra C, Nesa D, et al. Transmission of Legionnaires' disease through toilet flushing. Emerg Infect Dis 2020 Jul;26(7)

Gamage SD, Ross N, Kralovic SM, et al. Health after Legionnaires' disease: a description of hospitalizations up to 5 years after Legionella pneumonia. PLoS One 2021 (published online Jan 11)

Girolamini L, Mazzotta M, Lizzadro J, et al. Sit bath systems: a new source of Legionella infection. PLoS One 2020 (published online Nov 4)

Kessler MA, Osman F, Marx J Jr, et al. Hospital-acquired Legionella pneumonia outbreak at an academic medical center: lessons learned. Am J Infect Control 2021 (published online Feb 22)

Leung YH, Lam CK, Cheung YY, et al. Epidemiology of Legionnaires' disease, Hong Kong, China, 2005-2015. Emerg Infect Dis 2020 Aug;20(8)

Leung YH, Lam CK, Cheung YY, et al. Epidemiology of Legionnaires' disease, Hong Kong, China, 2005-2015. Emerg Infect Dis 2020 Aug;20(8)

Lof E, Chereau F, Jureen P. An outbreak investigation of Legionella non-pneumophila Legionnaires' disease in Sweden, April to August 2018: gardening and use of commercial bagged soil associated with infections. Eurosurveill 2021 Feb 18;26(7)

Mudali G, Kilgore PE, Salim A. Trends in Legionnaires' disease–associated hospitalizations, United States, 2006-2010. Open Forum Infect Dis 2020 (published online Jul 17)

Passer JK, Danila RN, Laine ES, et al. The association between sporadic Legionnaires' disease and weather and environmental factors, Minnesota, 2011-2018. Epidemiol Infect 2020 (published online Jun 29)

Serio G, Fortarezza F, Pezzuto F, et al. Legionnaires' disease arising with hirsutism: case report of an extremely confusing event. BMC Infect Dis 2021 (published online Jun 6)

Sreenath K, Dey AB, Kabra SK, et al. Legionella pneumophila in patients with pneumonia at a referral hospital, New Delhi, India, 2015-2020. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2020 (published online Dec 14)

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