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Legionnaires' disease in the Caribbean. An outbreak associated with a resort hotel.
Arch Intern Med. 1985 Nov; 145(11):2076-9.AI

Abstract

Outbreaks of legionnaires' disease (LD) in tourists visiting Italian and Spanish resorts have been recently reported. An unusual number of reports of LD in tourists visiting the US Virgin Islands prompted an investigation of risk factors for development of LD in this area. Twenty-seven cases of LD were identified between 1979 and 1982 through press reports, personal communication, the national LD surveillance system, a review of hospital records, and a mail survey. Twenty-four of 27 persons with the disease had visited St Croix and 12 of them had stayed at a single hotel in 1981. Available evidence suggested that infection was due to Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1; L pneumophila serogroups 1 and 3 and several new Legionella species were isolated from the potable water system at the hotel. Following hyperchlorination of the potable water system, no further cases of LD in hotel visitors have been identified to date.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

4062461

Citation

Schlech, W F., et al. "Legionnaires' Disease in the Caribbean. an Outbreak Associated With a Resort Hotel." Archives of Internal Medicine, vol. 145, no. 11, 1985, pp. 2076-9.
Schlech WF, Gorman GW, Payne MC, et al. Legionnaires' disease in the Caribbean. An outbreak associated with a resort hotel. Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(11):2076-9.
Schlech, W. F., Gorman, G. W., Payne, M. C., & Broome, C. V. (1985). Legionnaires' disease in the Caribbean. An outbreak associated with a resort hotel. Archives of Internal Medicine, 145(11), 2076-9.
Schlech WF, et al. Legionnaires' Disease in the Caribbean. an Outbreak Associated With a Resort Hotel. Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(11):2076-9. PubMed PMID: 4062461.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Legionnaires' disease in the Caribbean. An outbreak associated with a resort hotel. AU - Schlech,W F,3rd AU - Gorman,G W, AU - Payne,M C, AU - Broome,C V, PY - 1985/11/1/pubmed PY - 1985/11/1/medline PY - 1985/11/1/entrez SP - 2076 EP - 9 JF - Archives of internal medicine JO - Arch Intern Med VL - 145 IS - 11 N2 - Outbreaks of legionnaires' disease (LD) in tourists visiting Italian and Spanish resorts have been recently reported. An unusual number of reports of LD in tourists visiting the US Virgin Islands prompted an investigation of risk factors for development of LD in this area. Twenty-seven cases of LD were identified between 1979 and 1982 through press reports, personal communication, the national LD surveillance system, a review of hospital records, and a mail survey. Twenty-four of 27 persons with the disease had visited St Croix and 12 of them had stayed at a single hotel in 1981. Available evidence suggested that infection was due to Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1; L pneumophila serogroups 1 and 3 and several new Legionella species were isolated from the potable water system at the hotel. Following hyperchlorination of the potable water system, no further cases of LD in hotel visitors have been identified to date. SN - 0003-9926 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/4062461/Legionnaires'_disease_in_the_Caribbean__An_outbreak_associated_with_a_resort_hotel_ L2 - https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/vol/145/pg/2076 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -