Legionnaires’ disease outbreak on a merchant vessel, Indian ocean, Australia, 2015

Timothy J.J. Inglis, Chantal Spittle, Hilary Carmichael, Jaala Downes, Marilina Chiari, Adrian McQueen-Mason, Adam J. Merritt, Meredith Hodge, Ronan J. Murray, Gary K. Dowse

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Abstract

Two cases of Legionnaires’ disease and 1 of Pontiac fever occurred among the crew of a merchant ship operating off the shores of Australia. PCR assays identified potential sources in the ship’s cabins. Modification of maritime regulations for Legionnaires’ disease prevention in commercial vessels is needed for nonpassenger merchant ships.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1345-1348
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume24
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018

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