Estimation of minimum infection rates with Legionella pneumophila in an exposed population.

@article{Boshuizen2006EstimationOM,
  title={Estimation of minimum infection rates with Legionella pneumophila in an exposed population.},
  author={Hendriek C. Boshuizen and Nico J. D. Nagelkerke and Jeroen W. Den Boer and Hester de Melker and Joop F. P. Schellekens and Marcel F. Peeters and Hans J. A. van Vliet and Marina A E Conyn-van Spaendonck},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2006},
  volume={134 3},
  pages={579-84}
}
The distribution of antibody levels to Legionella (L.) pneumophila (serotypes 1-7) was compared between subjects who worked near the source of a large outbreak of Legionnaires' disease (n=668) and a population sample of comparable age (n=480). In a previous analysis of these data, it was estimated that 80% of those working near the source were infected with L. pneumophila. However, the estimation procedure implicitly assumes that the probability of infection does not depend on the antibody… CONTINUE READING

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