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

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)

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

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)

Huss A, Derks LA, Heederik DJ, et al. Green waste compost as potential reservoirs of Legionella in the Netherlands. Clin Microbiol Infect 2020 (published online May 26)

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)

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)

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)

Nakamura I, Miura Y, Umeda A, et al. The Legionella contamination of tap water in a brand-new hospital in Japan before patients move in. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020 (published online Jun 2)

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)

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)

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)

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