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Outbreak of Legionnaires' disease on a cruise ship: lessons for international surveillance and control.
Commun Dis Public Health. 2003 Jun; 6(2):152-6.CD

Abstract

A sporadic case of Legionnaires' disease was linked to travel on a cruise ship. Investigation identified two further cases of Legionnaires' Disease and one case of non-pneumonic Legionella infection. An Incident Team confirmed the source to be the ship's water system and control measures were instituted that included pasteurisation, super chlorination and chlorine dioxide dosing. The Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS) Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre (CDSC), through the European Surveillance Scheme for Travel Associated Legionnaires' Disease, identified three previous cases associated with the same ship's water system including one fatality. Lessons for the international surveillance and control of Legionnaires' disease on cruise ships are discussed.

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Liverpool Health Authority. martyn.regan@hpa.org.ukNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12889297

Citation

Regan, C M., et al. "Outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease On a Cruise Ship: Lessons for International Surveillance and Control." Communicable Disease and Public Health, vol. 6, no. 2, 2003, pp. 152-6.
Regan CM, McCann B, Syed Q, et al. Outbreak of Legionnaires' disease on a cruise ship: lessons for international surveillance and control. Commun Dis Public Health. 2003;6(2):152-6.
Regan, C. M., McCann, B., Syed, Q., Christie, P., Joseph, C., Colligan, J., & McGaffin, A. (2003). Outbreak of Legionnaires' disease on a cruise ship: lessons for international surveillance and control. Communicable Disease and Public Health, 6(2), 152-6.
Regan CM, et al. Outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease On a Cruise Ship: Lessons for International Surveillance and Control. Commun Dis Public Health. 2003;6(2):152-6. PubMed PMID: 12889297.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Outbreak of Legionnaires' disease on a cruise ship: lessons for international surveillance and control. AU - Regan,C M, AU - McCann,B, AU - Syed,Q, AU - Christie,P, AU - Joseph,C, AU - Colligan,J, AU - McGaffin,A, PY - 2003/8/2/pubmed PY - 2003/8/21/medline PY - 2003/8/2/entrez SP - 152 EP - 6 JF - Communicable disease and public health JO - Commun Dis Public Health VL - 6 IS - 2 N2 - A sporadic case of Legionnaires' disease was linked to travel on a cruise ship. Investigation identified two further cases of Legionnaires' Disease and one case of non-pneumonic Legionella infection. An Incident Team confirmed the source to be the ship's water system and control measures were instituted that included pasteurisation, super chlorination and chlorine dioxide dosing. The Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS) Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre (CDSC), through the European Surveillance Scheme for Travel Associated Legionnaires' Disease, identified three previous cases associated with the same ship's water system including one fatality. Lessons for the international surveillance and control of Legionnaires' disease on cruise ships are discussed. SN - 1462-1843 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12889297/Outbreak_of_Legionnaires'_disease_on_a_cruise_ship:_lessons_for_international_surveillance_and_control_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -