Hospital-acquired Legionnaires' disease: new developments

  title={Hospital-acquired Legionnaires' disease: new developments},
  author={Janet E. Stout and Victor L. Yu},
  journal={Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases},
  • J. Stout, V. Yu
  • Published 1 August 2003
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
Purpose of review Hospital-acquired Legionnaires' disease is being increasingly discovered with the advent of rapid diagnostic techniques. This review examines both the clinical and political aspects of this important problem. Recent findings New sources are being recognized, including the water supply of pediatric hospitals, long-term care facilities, and rehabilitation centers. Concern by the public, unfavorable publicity and litigation are now emerging as hospital-acquired Legionnaires… 
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