Prevention of Hospital-Acquired Legionellosis

More hospitals are facing the dilemma of Legionella outbreaks as they discover the drinking water is the source. This article provides an update of the use of PCR detection for water, the use of CFU/ml vs distal site positivity as an indicator of risk, risk assessment, neurologic complications in patients, and new laboratory tests for patient management
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In Our Opinion

Legionnaires' Disease in Children by Yael Shachor-Meyouhas
Legionella has not been a prominent pathogen in children with pneumonia. The discovery of Legionnaires' disease as a community-acquired pneumonia in immunocompetent (healthy) children occurred fortuitously.
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