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In August, investigators discovered that a cooling tower at the Opera House Hotel in New York City was the source of a nearly monthlong outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that caused 12 deaths and more than 120 cases of infection due to Legionellosis.
Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns of samples from patients with legionellosis were identical to those observed in the water distribution system in five of the nine hospitals investigated from 1989 to 2006 (Garcia-Nunez et al., 2008).
Other sporadic case reports of neonatal legionellosis after water birth have been published worldwide during the last decade (9-11).
Because single reports of elevated Legionella serum antibody titers are not diagnostic for legionellosis, those reports are investigated on a case-by-case basis.
Seventy-six and 78 laboratory cases of legionellosis were diagnosed in 2008 and 2009, respectively (Table 3).
"Legionella and the Prevention of Legionellosis." World Health Organization.
Hospital-acquired legionellosis: solutions for a preventable infection.
Although confounding factors, such as the effect of concomitant immunosuppressive medications or disease, are possible contributors, TNF-[alpha] antagonists themselves are likely to contribute substantially to the high risk for legionellosis in these patients.
States also are encouraged to report cases to SLDSS to enhance detection of travel-related outbreaks and to provide information on additional legionellosis case variables not captured by NNDSS.
Systematic review and meta-analysis: urinary antigen tests for legionellosis. Chest.
Legionellosis (Legionnaires' disease and Pontiac fever) is an environment-related, acute respiratory infection caused by gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Legionella.