A community-wide outbreak of legionnaires disease linked to industrial cooling towers--how far can contaminated aerosols spread?

@article{Nguyen2006ACO,
  title={A community-wide outbreak of legionnaires disease linked to industrial cooling towers--how far can contaminated aerosols spread?},
  author={Tran Minh Nhu Nguyen and Dani{\`e}le Il{\`e}f and Sophie Jarraud and Laurence Rouil and Christine Camp{\`e}se and Didier Che and Sylvie Haeghebaert and Francois Ganiayre and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Marcel and J{\^e}rome Etienne and JC. Desenclos},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={193 1},
  pages={
          102-11
        }
}
A community-wide outbreak of legionnaires disease occurred in Pas-de-Calais, France, in November 2003-January 2004. Eighteen (21%) of 86 laboratory-confirmed cases were fatal. A case-control study identified smoking, silicosis, and spending >100 min outdoors daily as risk factors for acquiring the disease. Legionella pneumophila strain Lens was isolated from cooling towers, wastewater, and air samples from plant A. This unique strain matched all 23 clinical isolates, as assessed by pulsed-field… CONTINUE READING

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