[Prevention and control of Legionella infection in the hospital environment].

  title={[Prevention and control of Legionella infection in the hospital environment].},
  author={Paola Borella and Annalisa Bargellini and Stefano Pergolizzi and Gabriella Aggazzotti and Cristina Curti and Paola Nizzero and Giovanna Stancanelli and Roberto Vaiani and Giovanni Di Gesu and R Mazzuconi},
  journal={Annali di igiene : medicina preventiva e di comunita},
  volume={12 4},
An outbreak of nosocomial legionnaires' disease in a hospital of Northern Italy is described, together with the epidemiological survey and the control measures adopted. Two patients developed Legionella pneumophila (serogroup 1) pneumonia, one (immunodepressed) died. The Task Group organised by the Health Service excluded other previous nosocomial infections, and made controls on patients and personnel of at risk units (all negative). An intensive programme of environmental sampling and… CONTINUE READING