MMWR Vol. 66 / Early Release

By Newsroom America Feeds at 6 Jun 2017


"MMWR" Early Release Vol. 66, Early Release June 06, 2017


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Vital Signs: Health CareAssociated Legionnaires Disease Surveillance Data from 20 States and a Large Metropolitan Area United States, 2015 Elizabeth A. Soda, MD; Albert E. Barskey, MPH; Priti P. Shah, MPH; et al.

Exposure to "Legionella" from health care facility water systems can result in Legionnaires disease. This Vital Signs report finds a total of 2,809 confirmed Legionnaires disease cases were reported from 21 jurisdictions (20 U.S. states and one large metropolitan area), including 85 (3%) definite and 468 (17%) possible health careassociated cases.

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