Legionnaires' disease clusters associated with travel to Spain during the period January 2001 to July 2003.Euro Surveill. 2004 Feb; 9(2):14-5.ES
Epidemiological surveillance and control of travel associated cases of legionnaires' disease are necessary tasks for public health and collaboration between countries is necessary to do this. Within the framework of the European Surveillance Scheme for Travel Associated Legionnaires' Disease (EWGLINET), European Guidelines for Control and Prevention of Travel Associated Legionnaires' Disease have been produced . This has established the reporting and response criteria when cases or clusters appear. In this paper the analysis of the information corresponding to the 46 reported clusters related to Spain is presented. Data corresponds to the period January 2001 to July 2003.