Nosocomial legionellosis, Paris, France. Evidence for transmission by potable water.


During a five-week period in 1981, six cases of legionellosis due to Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 were recognized in a hospital in Paris, France. Four cases were clearly nosocomial in origin. There was a direct association between development of disease and exposure to potable hot water (p = 0.003). The entire hot water system was contaminated with L… (More)


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