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Legionnaires' disease in Ireland--a cause for concern?
Ir Med J. 2002 Nov-Dec; 95(10):308-10.IM

Abstract

Legionnaires' disease is a multi-system illness that can have widespread clinical symptoms, though the principle manifestation is pneumonia. A review of all legionnaires' disease case notifications in Ireland in the 4 year period 1998-2001 was undertaken to assess the degree of concern health authorities here should have in relation to this disease. There were 17 cases of legionnaires' disease (all were legionella pneumophila serogroup 1) notified to the National Disease Surveillance Centre in the period 1998-2001. Nine cases were travel-associated cases with the majority of cases occurring during the summer months. There were 2 deaths. It would appear that legionnaires' disease is rare in Ireland but when compared with other European countries Ireland is conspicuous by its low rate. This would suggest that a major degree of under diagnosis and under reporting of legionnaires' disease currently exists in Ireland.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Public Health, North Eastern Health Board, Navan, Co Meath. alan.smith@ireland.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12537326

Citation

Smith, A, et al. "Legionnaires' Disease in Ireland--a Cause for Concern?" Irish Medical Journal, vol. 95, no. 10, 2002, pp. 308-10.
Smith A, Cuddihy J, O'Flanagan D, et al. Legionnaires' disease in Ireland--a cause for concern? Ir Med J. 2002;95(10):308-10.
Smith, A., Cuddihy, J., O'Flanagan, D., & Hone, R. (2002). Legionnaires' disease in Ireland--a cause for concern? Irish Medical Journal, 95(10), 308-10.
Smith A, et al. Legionnaires' Disease in Ireland--a Cause for Concern. Ir Med J. 2002 Nov-Dec;95(10):308-10. PubMed PMID: 12537326.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Legionnaires' disease in Ireland--a cause for concern? AU - Smith,A, AU - Cuddihy,J, AU - O'Flanagan,D, AU - Hone,R, PY - 2003/1/23/pubmed PY - 2003/2/14/medline PY - 2003/1/23/entrez SP - 308 EP - 10 JF - Irish medical journal JO - Ir Med J VL - 95 IS - 10 N2 - Legionnaires' disease is a multi-system illness that can have widespread clinical symptoms, though the principle manifestation is pneumonia. A review of all legionnaires' disease case notifications in Ireland in the 4 year period 1998-2001 was undertaken to assess the degree of concern health authorities here should have in relation to this disease. There were 17 cases of legionnaires' disease (all were legionella pneumophila serogroup 1) notified to the National Disease Surveillance Centre in the period 1998-2001. Nine cases were travel-associated cases with the majority of cases occurring during the summer months. There were 2 deaths. It would appear that legionnaires' disease is rare in Ireland but when compared with other European countries Ireland is conspicuous by its low rate. This would suggest that a major degree of under diagnosis and under reporting of legionnaires' disease currently exists in Ireland. SN - 0332-3102 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12537326/Legionnaires'_disease_in_Ireland__a_cause_for_concern L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/legionnairesdisease.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -