Lessons learned from handling a large rural outbreak of Legionnaires' disease: Hereford, UK 2003.

@article{Kirrage2007LessonsLF,
  title={Lessons learned from handling a large rural outbreak of Legionnaires' disease: Hereford, UK 2003.},
  author={David Kirrage and David Hunt and Sue Ibbotson and Brian J McCloskey and Gary J. Reynolds and J. Hawker and Gillian E. Smith and Babatunde Olowokure},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={101 8},
  pages={1645-51}
}
The outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that occurred in Hereford, West Midlands UK in 2003 was the single largest outbreak of Legionnaires' in Hereford and one of the first to challenge the newly formed Health Protection Agency. This was, de facto a 'public health incident' requiring not only the investigation and management of a community outbreak of infectious disease, but also one that had to take into account other issues including: uncertainty regarding roles and responsibilities, political… CONTINUE READING

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