2013-06-06Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.25646/1522
Travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease in Europe, 2010
Jong, B. de
Hallström, L. Payne
In 2010, the European surveillance network for travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease (ELDSNet, previously EWGLINET) received reports of 864 cases of travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease, of whom 24 were reported to have had a fatal outcome. As in previous years, a very low proportion of clinical isolates were obtained (45 cases, 5.6%). In the 2010 dataset, male cases outnumbered female cases by 2.6:1 and had a median age of 61 years (range: 21–96), while the median age for women was 63 years (range: 12–95). The network identified 100 new clusters in 2010, of which 44 involved only one case from each reporting country and would probably not have been detected by national surveillance schemes alone. The largest cluster (having 14 cases) was associated with a cruise ship. Legionella species were detected at 61 of the 100 accommodation site clusters investigated. The names of five accommodation sites were published on the ECDC website.
No license information
Show related Items with similar Title, Author, Creator or Subject.
2013-03-07ZeitschriftenartikelLegionnaires' disease in Europe, 2009-2010 Beauté, J.; Zucs, Phillip; Jong, B. deThe surveillance of Legionnaires’ disease (LD) in Europe is carried out by the European Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Network (ELDSNet) and coordinated by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). ...
2014-11-03ZeitschriftenartikelComparative analyses of Legionella species identifies genetic features of strains causing Legionnaires’ disease Gomez-Valero, Laura; Rusniok, Christophe; Rolando, Monica; Neou, Mario; Dervins-Ravault, Delphine; Demirtas, Jasmin; Rouy, Zoe; Moore, Robert J.; Chen, Honglei; Petty, Nicola K.; Jarraud, Sophie; Etienne, Jerome; Steinert, Michael; Heuner, Klaus; Gribaldo, Simonetta; Médigue, Claudine; Glöckner, Gernot; Hartland, Elizabeth L.; Buchrieser, CarmenBackground: The genus Legionella comprises over 60 species. However, L. pneumophila and L. longbeachae alone cause over 95% of Legionnaires’ disease. To identify the genetic bases underlying the different capacities to ...
2020-04-28ZeitschriftenartikelDifferential Seasonality of Legionnaires’ Disease by Exposure Category Buchholz, Udo; Altmann, Doris; Brodhun, BonitaLegionnaires’ disease (LD) shows a seasonal pattern with most cases occurring in summer.We investigate if seasonality can be observed for all three exposure categories (community-acquired(CALD), travel-associated (TALD) ...