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Travel-associated Legionnaires disease in Europe in 2008.
Euro Surveill. 2010 May 27; 15(21):19578.ES

Abstract

In 2008, the European Surveillance Scheme for Travel Associated Legionnaires Disease (EWGLINET) received reports of 866 cases of travel-associated Legionnaires disease, 42 of whom were reported to have died. 824 of the cases were classified as confirmed and 42 were presumptive. As in previous years, a very low proportion of clinical isolates were obtained (63 cases, 7.3%). Males outnumbered females by 2.8:1 in the 2008 dataset and had a median age of 60 years compared with women, whose median age was 63 years. Travel outside Europe was reported for 12% of the cases. The scheme identified 108 new clusters in 2008. Sixteen were located in countries outside EWGLINET and 38 (35.2%) involved only one case from each reporting country, and would not ordinarily have been detected by national surveillance schemes alone. The largest cluster (six cases) was associated with travel to Spain. The 108 clusters were associated with 144 environmental investigations, 35 of which were at re-offending sites, (sites which had previously been investigated and where additional cases had subsequently occurred). At 61 (42.1%) of the sites Legionella species were detected. The names of 12 sites were published on the EWGLINET website.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Respiratory Diseases Department, Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections, London, United Kingdom. katherine.ricketts@hpa.org.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

20519105

Citation

Ricketts, K, et al. "Travel-associated Legionnaires Disease in Europe in 2008." Euro Surveillance : Bulletin Europeen Sur Les Maladies Transmissibles = European Communicable Disease Bulletin, vol. 15, no. 21, 2010, p. 19578.
Ricketts K, Joseph CA, Yadav R, et al. Travel-associated Legionnaires disease in Europe in 2008. Euro Surveill. 2010;15(21):19578.
Ricketts, K., Joseph, C. A., & Yadav, R. (2010). Travel-associated Legionnaires disease in Europe in 2008. Euro Surveillance : Bulletin Europeen Sur Les Maladies Transmissibles = European Communicable Disease Bulletin, 15(21), 19578.
Ricketts K, et al. Travel-associated Legionnaires Disease in Europe in 2008. Euro Surveill. 2010 May 27;15(21):19578. PubMed PMID: 20519105.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Travel-associated Legionnaires disease in Europe in 2008. AU - Ricketts,K, AU - Joseph,C A, AU - Yadav,R, AU - ,, Y1 - 2010/05/27/ PY - 2010/6/4/entrez PY - 2010/6/4/pubmed PY - 2010/9/10/medline SP - 19578 EP - 19578 JF - Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin JO - Euro Surveill VL - 15 IS - 21 N2 - In 2008, the European Surveillance Scheme for Travel Associated Legionnaires Disease (EWGLINET) received reports of 866 cases of travel-associated Legionnaires disease, 42 of whom were reported to have died. 824 of the cases were classified as confirmed and 42 were presumptive. As in previous years, a very low proportion of clinical isolates were obtained (63 cases, 7.3%). Males outnumbered females by 2.8:1 in the 2008 dataset and had a median age of 60 years compared with women, whose median age was 63 years. Travel outside Europe was reported for 12% of the cases. The scheme identified 108 new clusters in 2008. Sixteen were located in countries outside EWGLINET and 38 (35.2%) involved only one case from each reporting country, and would not ordinarily have been detected by national surveillance schemes alone. The largest cluster (six cases) was associated with travel to Spain. The 108 clusters were associated with 144 environmental investigations, 35 of which were at re-offending sites, (sites which had previously been investigated and where additional cases had subsequently occurred). At 61 (42.1%) of the sites Legionella species were detected. The names of 12 sites were published on the EWGLINET website. SN - 1560-7917 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20519105/Travel_associated_Legionnaires_disease_in_Europe_in_2008_ L2 - http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=19578 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -