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Travel-associated legionnaires' disease in Europe: 2004.
Euro Surveill. 2006; 11(4):107-10.ES

Abstract

Six hundred and fifty five cases of travel-associated legionnaires' disease with onset in 2004 have been reported to the EWGLINET surveillance scheme by 25 countries. A total of 84.9% of cases were diagnosed by the urinary antigen test, and 37 cultures were obtained. Thirty seven deaths were reported, giving a case fatality rate of 5.6%. Eighty six new clusters were detected, 45% of which would not have been detected without the EWGLINET scheme. Ninety four accommodation sites were investigated and the names of four sites were published on the EWGLI website. Fifteen sites were associated with additional cases after a report was received to say that investigations and control measures had been satisfactorily carried out. Further improvements could be made in the data collected on deaths due to travel-associated legionnaires' disease, and on the number of samples taken for culture throughout Europe.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections, Respiratory Diseases Department, London, United Kingdom.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16645242

Citation

Ricketts, K D., et al. "Travel-associated Legionnaires' Disease in Europe: 2004." Euro Surveillance : Bulletin Europeen Sur Les Maladies Transmissibles = European Communicable Disease Bulletin, vol. 11, no. 4, 2006, pp. 107-10.
Ricketts KD, McNaught B, Joseph CA, et al. Travel-associated legionnaires' disease in Europe: 2004. Euro Surveill. 2006;11(4):107-10.
Ricketts, K. D., McNaught, B., & Joseph, C. A. (2006). Travel-associated legionnaires' disease in Europe: 2004. Euro Surveillance : Bulletin Europeen Sur Les Maladies Transmissibles = European Communicable Disease Bulletin, 11(4), 107-10.
Ricketts KD, et al. Travel-associated Legionnaires' Disease in Europe: 2004. Euro Surveill. 2006;11(4):107-10. PubMed PMID: 16645242.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Travel-associated legionnaires' disease in Europe: 2004. AU - Ricketts,K D, AU - McNaught,B, AU - Joseph,C A, AU - ,, PY - 2006/4/29/pubmed PY - 2006/10/13/medline PY - 2006/4/29/entrez SP - 107 EP - 10 JF - Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin JO - Euro Surveill VL - 11 IS - 4 N2 - Six hundred and fifty five cases of travel-associated legionnaires' disease with onset in 2004 have been reported to the EWGLINET surveillance scheme by 25 countries. A total of 84.9% of cases were diagnosed by the urinary antigen test, and 37 cultures were obtained. Thirty seven deaths were reported, giving a case fatality rate of 5.6%. Eighty six new clusters were detected, 45% of which would not have been detected without the EWGLINET scheme. Ninety four accommodation sites were investigated and the names of four sites were published on the EWGLI website. Fifteen sites were associated with additional cases after a report was received to say that investigations and control measures had been satisfactorily carried out. Further improvements could be made in the data collected on deaths due to travel-associated legionnaires' disease, and on the number of samples taken for culture throughout Europe. SN - 1560-7917 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16645242/Travel_associated_legionnaires'_disease_in_Europe:_2004_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/legionnairesdisease.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -