Publications 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,, 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. 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).

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Pedro-Botet L, Yu VL . Legionella: macrolides or quinolones. Clin Microbio Infect 2006; 12 (Suppl 3): 25-30.


Yu VL, Greenberg RN, Zadeikis N, Stout JE, Khashab MM, Olson WH, Tennenberg AM.  Levofloxacin efficacy in the treatment of community-acquired legionellosis. Chest. 2004;125:2135-9.


Stout JE, Yu VL."Current concepts: Legionellosis." N Engl J Med 1997; 337: 682-687.


Stout JE, Sens K, Mietzner S, Obman A, Yu VL.  Comparative activity of quinolones, macrolides and ketolides against Legionella species using in vitro broth dilution and intracellular susceptibility testing.  Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2005;25:302-7.

Vergis EN, Indorf A, File TM, Phillips J, Bates J, Tan J, Sarosi GA, Grayston T, Summersgill J, Yu VL. Azithromycin vs. cefuroxime plus erythromycin for empirical treatment of community-acquired pneumonia in hospitalized patients: A prospective randomized trial. Arch Int Med 2000;160:1294-1300.

Swanson DJ, Sung RJ, Fine MJ, Orloff JJ, Chu SY, Yu VL. Erythromycin ototoxicity: prospective assessment with serum concentrations and audiograms in a study of pneumonia patients. Am J Med 1992; 92:6168.

Williams P, Yu VL. Successful use of ciprofloxacin and rifampin for treatment of Legionella pneumonia in a heart transplant recipient. Transpl Sci 1992; 2:7374.

Canadian Community Acquired Pneumonia Consensus Group (Chairmen: Mandell LA, Marrie T, Yu VL, Neiderman M). Antimicrobial treatment of community acquired pneumonia in adults; a conference report. Canad J Infect Dis 1993; 4:2528.

Niederman MS, Bass J, Campbell GD, Fein A, Grossman R, Mandell LA, Marrie TJ, Sarosi GA, Torres A, Yu VL. Guidelines for the initial management of adults with communityacquired pneumonia: diagnosis, assessment of severity, and initial antimicrobial therapy. Amer Rev Resp Dis 1993;148:14181426.

Mandell LA, Marrie TJ, Niederman MS, Bass J, Chow A, Craven D, Finch R, Nicolle L, Sarosi G, Thornsberry C, Wise R, Yu VL. Initital antimicrobial treatment of hospital acquired pneumonia in adults: a conference report. Canad J Infect Dis 1993; 4:317321.

Vergis E, Yu VL. Macrolides are ideal antimicrobial agents for empiric therapy of community-acquired pneumonia. Semin Resp Infect 1997;12:322-328.

Stout JE, Arnold B, Yu VL. Comparative activity of ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, levofloxacin, and erythromycin against Legionella species by broth microdilution and intracellular susceptibility testing in HL-60 cells. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 1998;30:37-43.

Stout JE, Arnold B, Yu VL. Activity of azithromycin, clarithromycin, roxithromycin against Legionella species by intracellular susceptibility testing in HL-60 cells. J Antimicrob Chemother 1998;41:289-291.

Mulazimaglou L, Yu VL. Legionella. In: Schlossberg D. Current Therapy in Internal Medicine, Mosby Yearbook, 1996.

Mulazimoglu L, Yu VL. Legionella. In: Current Therapy in Adult Medicine , Mosby, 1997.

Paterson DL, Yu VL. Legionellosis: In: Rakal R, ed., Conn's Current Therapy, W.B. Saunders, 1999.

Vergis E, Yu VL. New macrolides or new quinolones as monotherapy for patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Chest 1998;113:1158-1159.

Niederman MS, Mandell LA, Anzueto A, Bass JB, Broughton WA, Campbell GD, Dean N, File T, Fine MJ, Gross PA, Martinez F, Marrie TJ, Plouffe JF, Ramirez J, Sarosi GA, Torres A, Wilson R, Yu VL. American Thoracic Society. Guidelines for the management of adults with community-acquired pneumonia. Diagnosis, assessment of severity, antimicrobial therapy, and prevention. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2001; 163:1730-1754