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Legionnaires' disease and Pontiac fever after using a private outdoor whirlpool spa.
Scand J Infect Dis. 2010 Dec; 42(11-12):910-6.SJ

Abstract

Pontiac fever and Legionnaires' disease are regarded as clinically and epidemiologically distinct diseases, caused by bacteria of the genus Legionella. Although several outbreaks of either Pontiac fever or Legionnaires' disease have been reported, they are rarely seen simultaneously. In this report we describe such a simultaneous outbreak of Pontiac fever and Legionnaires' disease that occurred in the Netherlands. In August 2009, 1 patient with Legionnaires' disease and 3 patients with Pontiac fever, all from a single family, were reported to the Municipal Health Service. All family members had been exposed to the private whirlpool spa in the garden of their home. A sampling investigation by the Legionella Source Identification Unit (LSIU) showed that a sample from the whirlpool spa, as well as a sample from the garden shower and 2 samples from a garden hose were positive for Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1, and genotyping results indicated the AFLP-type 004 Lyon (ST47) to be present in these samples.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Regional Public Health Laboratory Kennemerland, Haarlem, the Netherlands. s.euser@streeklabhaarlem.nlNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20735326

Citation

Euser, Sjoerd M., et al. "Legionnaires' Disease and Pontiac Fever After Using a Private Outdoor Whirlpool Spa." Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 42, no. 11-12, 2010, pp. 910-6.
Euser SM, Pelgrim M, den Boer JW. Legionnaires' disease and Pontiac fever after using a private outdoor whirlpool spa. Scand J Infect Dis. 2010;42(11-12):910-6.
Euser, S. M., Pelgrim, M., & den Boer, J. W. (2010). Legionnaires' disease and Pontiac fever after using a private outdoor whirlpool spa. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 42(11-12), 910-6. https://doi.org/10.3109/00365548.2010.509331
Euser SM, Pelgrim M, den Boer JW. Legionnaires' Disease and Pontiac Fever After Using a Private Outdoor Whirlpool Spa. Scand J Infect Dis. 2010;42(11-12):910-6. PubMed PMID: 20735326.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Legionnaires' disease and Pontiac fever after using a private outdoor whirlpool spa. AU - Euser,Sjoerd M, AU - Pelgrim,Manon, AU - den Boer,Jeroen W, Y1 - 2010/08/25/ PY - 2010/8/26/entrez PY - 2010/8/26/pubmed PY - 2011/2/26/medline SP - 910 EP - 6 JF - Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases JO - Scand J Infect Dis VL - 42 IS - 11-12 N2 - Pontiac fever and Legionnaires' disease are regarded as clinically and epidemiologically distinct diseases, caused by bacteria of the genus Legionella. Although several outbreaks of either Pontiac fever or Legionnaires' disease have been reported, they are rarely seen simultaneously. In this report we describe such a simultaneous outbreak of Pontiac fever and Legionnaires' disease that occurred in the Netherlands. In August 2009, 1 patient with Legionnaires' disease and 3 patients with Pontiac fever, all from a single family, were reported to the Municipal Health Service. All family members had been exposed to the private whirlpool spa in the garden of their home. A sampling investigation by the Legionella Source Identification Unit (LSIU) showed that a sample from the whirlpool spa, as well as a sample from the garden shower and 2 samples from a garden hose were positive for Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1, and genotyping results indicated the AFLP-type 004 Lyon (ST47) to be present in these samples. SN - 1651-1980 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20735326/Legionnaires'_disease_and_Pontiac_fever_after_using_a_private_outdoor_whirlpool_spa_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/00365548.2010.509331 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -