Pontiac fever: an operational definition for epidemiological studies

  title={Pontiac fever: an operational definition for epidemiological studies},
  author={Paul Tossa and Magali Deloge-Abarkan and Denis Zmirou-Navier and Philippe Hartemann and L Mathieu},
  journal={BMC Public Health},
  pages={112 - 112}
BACKGROUND Pontiac fever is usually described in epidemic settings. Detection of Pontiac fever is a marker of an environmental contamination by Legionella and should thereby call for prevention measures in order to prevent outbreak of Legionnaire's disease. The objective of this study is to propose an operational definition of Pontiac fever that is amenable to epidemiological surveillance and investigation in a non epidemic setting. METHODS A population of 560 elderly subjects residing in 25… CONTINUE READING