Nosocomial Legionnaires' disease in England and Wales, 1980-92.

  title={Nosocomial Legionnaires' disease in England and Wales, 1980-92.},
  author={Carol A Joseph and John Martin Watson and Timothy Guy Harrison and Christopher L R Bartlett},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  volume={112 2},
Two hundred and eighteen nosocomial cases of Legionnaires' disease with 68 deaths were reported to the National Surveillance Scheme for Legionnaires Disease between 1980 and 1992, representing 15% of the reported infections acquired in England and Wales. Twenty-two nosocomial outbreaks accounted for 135 (62%) of these cases, the remainder occurring as single cases either in hospitals where other single cases or outbreaks had been reported in different years or as 'sporadic' cases in hospitals… CONTINUE READING

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