Prevention of Hospital-Acquired Legionellosis
by Lin YE, Stout JE and Yu VL. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2011. 24(4):350-6.More hospitals are facing the dilemma of Legionella outbreaks as they discover the drinking water is the source. This article provides an update of the use of PCR detection for water, the use of CFU/mL vs distal site positivity as an indicator of risk, risk assessment, neurologic complications in patients, and new laboratory tests for patient management.