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

Beekman RRAL, Duijkers RR, Snijders DD, et al. Validating a clinical prediction score for Legionella-related community acquired pneumonia. BMC Infect Dis 2022 May 9;22(442)

Cassell K, Thomas-Lopez D, Kjelso C, et al. Provincial trends in Legionnaires’ disease are not explained by population structure in Denmark, 2015 to 2018. Eurosurveill 2021 Jun 24;26(25)

Domenech-Sanchez A, Laso E, Alberti S, et al. Determination of Legionella spp. prevalence in Spanish hotels in five years. Are tourists really at risk? Trav Med Infect Dis 2022 (published online Feb 4)

Scaturro M, Rota MC, Caporali MG, et al. A community-acquired legionnaires' disease outbreak caused by Legionella pneumophila serogroup 2: an uncommon event, Italy, August to October 2018. Eurosurveill 2021 Jun 24;26(25)

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