Epidemiology

Publications

Legionella.org researchers have published more than 200 peer-review articles on Legionnaires' disease and 13 book chapters on Legionella, collectively. We author Legionella chapters in Gorbach's Infectious Diseases, Mayhall's Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Block's Disinfection, Sterilization and Preservation, UptoDate.com, and most importantly the Legionella chapter in the bible of microbiology, the ASM Manual of Clinical Microbiology. Our publications have appeared numerous professional journals and we have served on the editorial boards for Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology and an editorial reviewer for International Journal of Environmental Health, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Water Research, and numerous medical journals.

Legionella.org publications contain articles from the medical peer-review literature, which are available online including: Clinical Manifestations of Legionnaires' Disease, Disinfection of Legionella in Water Distribution Systems, Laboratory Diagnosis of Legionnaires' Disease, Antibiotic Therapy of Legionnaires' Disease, Epidemiology, Mode of Transmission of Legionnaires' Disease, Environmental Source of Legionella, Other Legionella Species including Pittsburgh Pneumonia Agent (Lmicdadei).

Contact us for reprints of publications.

Epidemiology

Lin YE, Stout JE, Yu VL. Prevention of Hospital-Acquired Legionellosis. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2011. 24(4):350-6.

View

Yu VL, Lee TC. Neonatal legionellosis: the tip of the iceberg for pediatric hospital-acquired pneumonia? Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Mar;29(3):282-4.

View

Chien ST, Hsueh JC, Lin HH, Shih HY, Lee TM, Ben RJ, Chou ST, Fong CM, Lin YE*, Tseng LR, Chiang CS. Epidemiological Investigation of a Case of Nosocomial Legionnaires' Disease in Taiwan - Implications for Routine Environmental Surveillance. Clin Microbiol Infection. 2010;16: 761-763.

View

Greenberg D, Chiou C, Famigilleti R, Lee T, Yu VL. Pedtatric legionelloisis. implications for underdiagnosis. Lancet Infect Dis 2006 August ; 6: 529-535.

View

Yu VL, Stout JE. Community-acquired Legionnaires' disease: Implications for underdiagnosis and laboratory testing. Clin Infect Dis 2008;46:1365-1367.

View

Stout JE, Muder RR, Mietzner S, Wagener MM, Perri MB, DeRoos K, Goodrich D, Arnold W, Williamson T, Ruark O, Treadway C, Eckstein EC, Marshall D, Rafferty ME, Sarro K, Page J, Jenkins R, Oda G, Shimoda KJ, Zervos MJ, Bittner M, Camhi SL, Panwalker AP, Donskey CJ, Nguyen MH, Holodniy M, Yu VL; Legionella Study Group. Role of environmental surveillance in determining the risk of hospital-acquired legionellosis: a national surveillance study with clinical correlations. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007;28:818-24.

View

Squier CL, Stout JE, Krsytofiak S, McMahon J, Wagener MM, Dixon B, Yu VL. A proactive approach to prevention of health care-acquired Legionnaires' disease: the Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) experience.  Am J Infect Control. 2005;33:360-7.

View

Sabria M, Yu VL. Hospital-acquired legionellosis: solutions for a preventable infection. Lancet Infect Dis. 2002;2:368-73

View

Singh N, Stout JE, Yu VL.  Prevention of Legionnaires' disease in transplant recipients: recommendation for a standardized approach.  Transpl Infect Dis 2004;6:58-62.

View

Yu VL. Legionella surveillance: political and social implications--a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. J Infect Dis. 2002 Jan 15;185(2):259-61.

View

Stout JE, Yu VL. Hospital-acquired Legionnaires' disease: new developments. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2003 Aug;16(4):337-41.

View

Goetz AM, Stout JE, Jacobs SL, Fisher MA, Ponzer RE, Drenning S, Yu VL. "Nosocomial Legionnaires' disease discovered in community hospitals following cultures of the water system: seek and ye shall find." Am J Infect Control 1998;26:8-11.

View

Yu, V.L., "Resolving the Controversy on Environmental Cultures for Legionella: A Modest Proposal" Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 19, pp. 893-897, 1998.

View

Vergis E, Yu VL. New directions for future studies of community-acquired pneumonia: optimizing impact on patient care. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2000;18:847-851.

View

Vergis EN, Akbas E, Yu VL. Legionella as a cause of severe pneumonia. Sem Resp Crit Care Med 2000;21:295-304.

View

Singh N, Stout JE, Yu VL. Source for Legionella infection in transplant patients: Implications for prevention. Transplantation 2002; 74; 755-756.

View

Stout JE, Yu VL. Hospital-acquired Legionnaires' disease: new developments. Curr Opin Infect Dis 2003; 16:337-341.

View

Stout JE, Yu VL, Yee YC, Vaccarello S, Diven W, Lee TC."Legionella pneumophila in residential water supplies: environmental surveillance with clinical assessment for Legionnaires' disease."Epidemiol Infect 1992;30:537539.

View

Lin YE, Lu WM, Huang HI, Huang WK. "Environmental survey of Legionella pneumophila in hot springs in Taiwan." J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2007 Jan; 70(1):84-7

View

 Yu VL. Nosocomial legionellosis. Curr Opinion Infect Dis 2000 Aug;13(4):385-388.

 

Cordes LG, Wisenthal AW, Gorman GW, Phair JP, Brown A, Yu VL, Magnussen MH, Meyer RD, Wold JS, Shands KN, Fraser DW."Isolation of Legionella pneumophila from hospital shower heads."Ann Intern Med 1981;94:195197.

Yu VL."Legionnaires' disease:"an epidemiologic overview."JAMA 245:2429, 1981.

Best M, Yu VL, Stout J, Goetz A, Muder RR, Taylor F. Legionellaceae in the hospital water supply:"epidemiological link with disease and evaluation of a method for control of nosocomial Legionnaires' disease and Pittsburgh pneumonia agent."Lancet 1983;2:307310.

Muder RR, Yu VL, McClure J, Kroboth FJ, Kominos S, Lumish RM."Nosocomial Legionnaires' disease uncovered in a prospective pneumonia study:"implications for underdiagnosis."JAMA 1983;249:31843188.

 

Johnson JT, Yu VL, Best MG, Vickers R, Goetz A, Wagner, R, Wicker H, Woo A."Nosocomial Legionellois in surgical patients with head and neck cancer:"implications for epidemiologic reservoir and mode of transmission."Lancet 1985;2:298300.

Korvick J, Yu VL."Legionnaires' disease"an emerging surgical problem."Ann Thoracic Surg 1987; 43:341347.

Stout J, Joly J, Para P, Plouffe J, Ciesielski, Blaser M, Yu VL."Comparison of molecular methods for subtyping patient and epidemiologicallylinked environmental isolates of Legionella pneumophila."J Infec Dis 1988; 157:486495.

Fang GD, Fine M, Orloff J, Arisumi D, Yu VL, Kapoor W, Grayston T, Wang SP, Kohler R, Muder RR, Yee YC, Rihs JD, Vickers RM."New and emerging etiologies for community-acquired pneumonia with implications for therapy: A prospective multicenter study of 359 cases."Medicine 1990: 69:307316.

Oliverio MJ, Fisher MA, Vickers RM, Yu VL, Menon A."Diagnosis of Legionnaires' disease by radioimmunoassay of Legionella antigen in pleural fluid."J Clin Microbiol 1991; 28932894.

Singh N, Muder RR, Yu VL, Gayowski T."Legionella infection in liver transplant recipients: implications for management."Transplantation 1993;56:15491551.

Chang FY, Jacobs SL, Colodny SM, Stout JL, Yu VL."Nosocomial Legionnaires' disease caused by Legionella pneumophila, serogroup 5: laboratory and epidemiological infection."J Infect Dis 1996;174:1116-1119.

Yu VL."Infection due to Legionella pneumophila."In:"Mandell G, et al, eds."Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, ChurchillLivingston, 1994

Chow JW, Yu VL. Legionella: A major opportunistic pathogen in transplant recipients. Semin Resp Infect 1998;13:132-139.