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Legionellosis associated with ships: 1977 to 1997.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9782626     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Over one hundred cases of legionnaires' disease have been linked to ships, and ten cases are known to have died. Most of the cases were associated with cruise ships, but a variety of other vessels were also linked to cases. Few vessels were investigated microbiologically, and the cases associated with ferries were exposed to other sources of infection. Cases appear to be less common among crew members than among passengers. To prevent further cases, ship owners, operators, and captains need to be diligent in maintaining the water and air conditioning systems of their vessels. Whirlpool spas need particular care. Ship-associated cases of non-pneumonic legionellosis appear to be rare.
T J Rowbotham
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Communicable disease and public health / PHLS     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1462-1843     ISO Abbreviation:  Commun Dis Public Health     Publication Date:  1998 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-12-07     Completed Date:  1998-12-07     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9808711     Medline TA:  Commun Dis Public Health     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  146-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Leeds Public Health Laboratory.
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MeSH Terms
Legionnaires' Disease / mortality,  prevention & control,  transmission*
Occupational Diseases / etiology,  mortality,  prevention & control
Water Microbiology

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