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Research & Reviews  129 results

Temporal trends in legionellosis national notification data and the effect of COVID-19,...
International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health; Fischer FB, Mäusezahl D et. al.

May 5th, 2022 - The notification rate of legionellosis in Switzerland and other European countries has markedly increased over the last 20 years. Here, we investigated the Swiss notification data on legionellosis from 2000 to 2020 in regards of overall time trend...

Risk Exposure to Legionella pneumophila during Showering: The Difference between a Clas...
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Niculita-Hirzel H, Vanhove AS et. al.

Mar 26th, 2022 - The increase in legionellosis incidence in the general population in recent years calls for a better characterization of the sources of infection, such as showering. Water-efficient shower systems that use water-atomizing technology have been show...

Detection performance of PCR for Legionella pneumophila in environmental samples: a sys...
Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials; Yin X, Chen YZ et. al.

Mar 20th, 2022 - Legionellosis remains a public health problem. The most common diagnostic method to detect Legionella pneumophila (L. pneumophila) is culture. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a fast and accurate method for this detection in environmental sample...

Development and Evaluation of Statewide Prospective Spatiotemporal Legionellosis Cluste...
Emerging Infectious Diseases; Gleason JA, Ross KM

Feb 25th, 2022 - Incidence of Legionnaires' disease is increasing, particularly in the Mid-Atlantic states in the United States; since 2015, New Jersey has documented ≈250-350 legionellosis cases per year. We used SaTScan software to develop a semiautomated survei...

Treatment of legionellosis including a single intravenous dose of 1.5 g azithromycin: 1...
International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents; Karer M, Haider T et. al.

Nov 22nd, 2021 - Due to recent safety concerns regarding fluoroquinolones and the potential medical and economic benefits, we investigated the efficacy of a single intravenous dose of 1.5 g azithromycin for the treatment of pulmonary legionellosis. Using a nationw...

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Clinicaltrials.gov  3 results

Impact of Legionella Urine Antigen Testing (LUAT) on the Local Epidemiology and Diagnosis of Legionella Pneumonia

Jul 30th, 2019 - Legionellosis is an environment-related, acute gram negative bacterial respiratory infection and is caused primarily by the species Legionella pneumophila, an atypical pulmonary pathogen, in the likes of mycoplasma and chlamydia species. Potential...

Severe Legionellosis Cases Admitted to Grenoble University Hospital, 2006-2011.

Aug 31st, 2016 - Patients admitted to Grenoble University Hospital between 2006 and 2011 for severe legionellosis were retrospectively included in the study. Clinical, epidemiological, diagnostic and prognostic data of these patients were recorded retrospectively....

Evaluation of Legionella PCR Techniques for the Routine Diagnosis of Legionellosis

Jul 29th, 2015 - The validity of molecular techniques for the diagnosis of legionellosis is not known. Although PCR can detect Legionella pneumophila (responsible for 80% of legionellosis) and other Legionella species, this test is not recommended in standard guid...

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News  22 results

Legionnaires’ Disease in Health Care Settings
Jan Dyer

Aug 15th, 2017 - The CDC investigations of 27 outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease between 2000 and 2014 found health care-associated Legionnaires’ disease accounted for 33% of the outbreaks, 57% of outbreak-associated cases, and 85% of outbreak-associated deaths. N.

Legionnaires' Disease in Infants Linked to Water Births

Jun 8th, 2017 - Gaps in infection prevention for water births likely contributed to Legionnaires' disease in two Arizona infants in early 2016, health officials report in the June 8 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. In one of the two cases, an infan...

Legionnaires' Disease in Infants Linked to Water Births

Jun 8th, 2017 - Gaps in infection prevention for water births likely contributed to Legionnaires' disease in two Arizona infants in early 2016, health officials report in the June 8 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. In one of the two cases, an infan...

Legionnaires Disease: An Ever-Growing Risk
Jan Dyer

Jul 18th, 2016 - In 1976, several thousand members of the American Legion were celebrating the bicentennial in Philadelphia, and many were staying at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel. Within a week of the convention, more than 182 attendees, mostly men, had been hospi.

Legionnaires Disease on Rise in US--2016 Update

Jun 13th, 2016 - (Editor's note: This is an update to an article published on Medscape in 2015: What Everyone Needs to Know About Legionnaires Disease.) Legionellosis Legionnaires disease has been in the news recently, with outbreaks in New York, Illinois, Califor...

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