Role of Environmental Surveillance in Determining the Risk of Hospital-Acquired Legionellosis: A National Surveillance Study With Clinical Correlations

@article{Stout2007RoleOE,
  title={Role of Environmental Surveillance in Determining the Risk of Hospital-Acquired Legionellosis: A National Surveillance Study With Clinical Correlations},
  author={Janet E. Stout and Robert R. Muder and Sue M. Mietzner and Marilyn M. Wagener and Mary Beth Perri and Kathleen DeRoos and Dona Goodrich and William Arnold and T. Williamson and Ola Ruark and C. M. Treadway and Elizabeth C. Eckstein and Debra Marshall and Mary Ellen Rafferty and Kathleen Sarro and Joann Page and Robert Jenkins and Gina Oda and Kathleen J Shimoda and Marcus J Zervos and Marvin J Bittner and Sharon L. Camhi and Anand P. Panwalker and Curtis J. Donskey and M. Hong Nguyen and Mark Holodniy and Victor L. Yu},
  journal={Infection Control \&\#x0026; Hospital Epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={28},
  pages={818 - 824}
}
  • J. Stout, R. Muder, V. Yu
  • Published 5 June 2007
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
Objective. Hospital-acquired Legionella pneumonia has a fatality rate of 28%, and the source is the water distribution system. Two prevention strategies have been advocated. One approach to prevention is clinical surveillance for disease without routine environmental monitoring. Another approach recommends environmental monitoring even in the absence of known cases of Legionella pneumonia. We determined the Legionella colonization status of water systems in hospitals to establish whether the… 

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