Experts call for steps to stem increases in Legionnaires'

Experts call for a set of stronger policies to combat the growing Legionnaires' disease problem in the U.S.
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A hotel in downtown Atlanta is reopening its doors to visitors after it closed last month so that health officials could investigate an outbreak of potentially deadly Legionnaires' disease linked to the premises.
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An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease tied to a prominent Atlanta hotel is the largest recorded Legionella outbreak in Georgia, an official with the public health department told CNN on Sunday.
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The U.S. needs stronger policies and guidance to combat Legionnaires’ disease, a form of pneumonia caused by inhaling air contaminated with Legionella bacteria from water systems, says a new report from the National Academies. Currently there is an absence of regulations that can broadly control the presence of Legionella in water systems. The report calls for a range of actions to combat the growth of the bacteria, such as ensuring that hot water temperatures in buildings are high enough, requiring a minimum level of disinfectant in public water systems, and providing homeowners with more guidance on how to prevent ...
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The objective of this study is to determine changes in the global transcriptome of human macrophages upon infection with Legionella pneumophila and two isogenic mutants, LamA and AnkH
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Legionnaires' disease is a serious type of pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacterium, which is found in fresh water, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Officials say a dozen guests had tested positive for the bacteria but according to an attorney, hundreds more may have been exposed
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A lawsuit alleges "negligence in the operation and maintenance of the water systems" caused a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a downtown Atlanta hotel
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A widespread outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has killed one person and sickened possibly dozens of others who were all guests at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. The hotel evacuated all its guests on July 15 and remains closed. Mark Strassmann reports.
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Officials say a dozen guests had tested positive for the bacteria but according to an attorney, hundreds more may have been exposed
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Abstract Legionnaires' disease, caused by Legionella pneumophila (Lp), was primarily treated with antibiotics. However, few reports have been published on antibiotic-resistant Legionella in China. Our aim was to determine the azithromycin resistance mechanism of Lp serogroup 1 in China. The sensitivities of 149 Lp1 strains, isolated from clinical cases or environmental water in China from 2005 to 2012, to five antibiotics including erythromycin, azithromycin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin and rifampicin were evaluated. The mechanisms of the resistance of Lp1 to azithromycin were studied. The expression levels of effl...
Source: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Antimicrob Agents Chemother Source Type: research
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