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Travel associated legionnaires' disease in Europe: 2003.
Euro Surveill. 2004 Oct; 9(10):40-3.ES

Abstract

Six hundred and thirty two cases of travel-associated legionnaires' disease with onset in 2003 were reported to the EWGLINET surveillance scheme by 24 countries. Eighty nine clusters were detected, 35 (39%) of which would not have been detected without the EWGLINET scheme. One hundred and seven accommodation sites were investigated and 22 sites were published on the EWGLI website. The proportion of cases diagnosed primarily by the urinary antigen test was 81.2%, and 48 positive cultures were obtained. Thirty eight deaths were reported to the EWGLINET scheme, giving a crude fatality rate of 6%. Countries are encouraged to inform the coordinating centre of cases that fall ill after travelling within their own country of residence ('internal travel'), and are also encouraged to obtain patient isolates for culture where at all possible.

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Health Protection Agency, CDSC, London, United Kingdom.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15507729

Citation

Ricketts, K, et al. "Travel Associated Legionnaires' Disease in Europe: 2003." Euro Surveillance : Bulletin Europeen Sur Les Maladies Transmissibles = European Communicable Disease Bulletin, vol. 9, no. 10, 2004, pp. 40-3.
Ricketts K, Joseph C, European Working Group for Legionella Infections. Travel associated legionnaires' disease in Europe: 2003. Euro Surveill. 2004;9(10):40-3.
Ricketts, K., & Joseph, C. (2004). Travel associated legionnaires' disease in Europe: 2003. Euro Surveillance : Bulletin Europeen Sur Les Maladies Transmissibles = European Communicable Disease Bulletin, 9(10), 40-3.
Ricketts K, Joseph C, European Working Group for Legionella Infections. Travel Associated Legionnaires' Disease in Europe: 2003. Euro Surveill. 2004;9(10):40-3. PubMed PMID: 15507729.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Travel associated legionnaires' disease in Europe: 2003. AU - Ricketts,K, AU - Joseph,C, AU - ,, PY - 2004/10/28/pubmed PY - 2006/3/8/medline PY - 2004/10/28/entrez SP - 40 EP - 3 JF - Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin JO - Euro Surveill VL - 9 IS - 10 N2 - Six hundred and thirty two cases of travel-associated legionnaires' disease with onset in 2003 were reported to the EWGLINET surveillance scheme by 24 countries. Eighty nine clusters were detected, 35 (39%) of which would not have been detected without the EWGLINET scheme. One hundred and seven accommodation sites were investigated and 22 sites were published on the EWGLI website. The proportion of cases diagnosed primarily by the urinary antigen test was 81.2%, and 48 positive cultures were obtained. Thirty eight deaths were reported to the EWGLINET scheme, giving a crude fatality rate of 6%. Countries are encouraged to inform the coordinating centre of cases that fall ill after travelling within their own country of residence ('internal travel'), and are also encouraged to obtain patient isolates for culture where at all possible. SN - 1560-7917 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15507729/Travel_associated_legionnaires'_disease_in_Europe:_2003_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/legionnairesdisease.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -