An outbreak of Pontiac fever among children following use of a whirlpool.

@article{Lttichau1998AnOO,
  title={An outbreak of Pontiac fever among children following use of a whirlpool.},
  author={Hans R L{\"u}ttichau and Claus Vinther and S\oren Anker Uldum and Jens Kj\olseth M\oller and Michelle Faber and J\orgen Skov Jensen},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1998},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={1374-8}
}
We investigated an outbreak of fever, most likely due to a contaminated whirlpool, among nine adults and six children residing in a summerhouse. The outbreak was characterized by a high attack rate, short incubation periods, influenza-like symptoms, and rapid recoveries, all features typical of Pontiac fever. However, the children had less-characteristic symptoms than the adults, and they did not have any sequelae. Findings on the children's chest radiographs were unremarkable, and none of the… CONTINUE READING
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