The public health implications of a sporadic case of culture-proven Legionnaire's disease

Megan K. Young, Helen Smith, Bruce Gray, Ben Huang, Jackie Barten, Chris Towner, Sandy Plowman, Bahavak Afshar, Norman Fry, Barry Blair, John Savill, Bardley McCall

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Abstract

Legionella pneumophila is an important cause of community-acquired pneumonia. Domestic sources of infection have been increasingly recognised among community-acquired cases. This report summarises the public health investigations and management of a single community-acquired case of Legionnaires' disease in Queensland, commenced in the context of a suspected outbreak. Legionellae from the case's domestic water supply were indistinguishable from the clinical isolate. The implications for future investigation of sporadic cases are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-517
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005

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