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Travel-associated Legionnaires disease in Europe in 2007.
Euro Surveill. 2009 May 07; 14(18)ES

Abstract

Nine hundred and forty six cases of travel-associated Legionnaires disease were reported to the European Surveillance Scheme for Travel Associated Legionnaires Disease (EWGLINET) with onset during 2007; 890 were confirmed and 56 were presumptive. Twenty eight cases died, giving a case fatality rate of 3.0%. 8.2% of cases were diagnosed by culture, an important increase from 5.2% in 2006. One hundred and twelve new clusters were identified; the largest involved nine cases. Sixteen of these clusters (14.3%) occurred in countries outside EWGLINET, and three involved cruise ships. Twenty nine of the new clusters (25.9%) would not have been detected without the EWGLINET scheme. A total of 151 investigations were conducted in Europe, 42 of which were conducted at re-offending sites (where additional cases had onset after a report was received to say that investigations and control measures had been satisfactorily conducted). The names of 13 accommodation sites were published on the European Working Group for Legionella Infections (EWGLI) website; 11 of these were situated in Turkey.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Respiratory and Systemic Infections Department, Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections, London, United Kingdom. Carol.Joseph@HPA.co.ukNo 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

19422777

Citation

Joseph, C A., et al. "Travel-associated Legionnaires Disease in Europe in 2007." Euro Surveillance : Bulletin Europeen Sur Les Maladies Transmissibles = European Communicable Disease Bulletin, vol. 14, no. 18, 2009.
Joseph CA, Yadav R, Ricketts KD, et al. Travel-associated Legionnaires disease in Europe in 2007. Euro Surveill. 2009;14(18).
Joseph, C. A., Yadav, R., & Ricketts, K. D. (2009). Travel-associated Legionnaires disease in Europe in 2007. Euro Surveillance : Bulletin Europeen Sur Les Maladies Transmissibles = European Communicable Disease Bulletin, 14(18).
Joseph CA, et al. Travel-associated Legionnaires Disease in Europe in 2007. Euro Surveill. 2009 May 7;14(18) PubMed PMID: 19422777.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Travel-associated Legionnaires disease in Europe in 2007. AU - Joseph,C A, AU - Yadav,R, AU - Ricketts,K D, AU - ,, Y1 - 2009/05/07/ PY - 2009/5/9/entrez PY - 2009/5/9/pubmed PY - 2009/7/16/medline JF - Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin JO - Euro Surveill VL - 14 IS - 18 N2 - Nine hundred and forty six cases of travel-associated Legionnaires disease were reported to the European Surveillance Scheme for Travel Associated Legionnaires Disease (EWGLINET) with onset during 2007; 890 were confirmed and 56 were presumptive. Twenty eight cases died, giving a case fatality rate of 3.0%. 8.2% of cases were diagnosed by culture, an important increase from 5.2% in 2006. One hundred and twelve new clusters were identified; the largest involved nine cases. Sixteen of these clusters (14.3%) occurred in countries outside EWGLINET, and three involved cruise ships. Twenty nine of the new clusters (25.9%) would not have been detected without the EWGLINET scheme. A total of 151 investigations were conducted in Europe, 42 of which were conducted at re-offending sites (where additional cases had onset after a report was received to say that investigations and control measures had been satisfactorily conducted). The names of 13 accommodation sites were published on the European Working Group for Legionella Infections (EWGLI) website; 11 of these were situated in Turkey. SN - 1560-7917 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19422777/Travel_associated_Legionnaires_disease_in_Europe_in_2007_ L2 - http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=19196 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -