A Cluster of Legionella-Associated Pneumonia Cases in a Population of Military Recruits
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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A Legionella cluster was identified through retrospective PCR analysis of 240 throat swab samples from X-ray-confirmed pneumonia cases. These were identified among young and otherwise healthy U.S. military recruits during population-based surveillance for pneumonia pathogens. Results were confirmed by sequence analysis. Cases clustered tightly, suggesting a local environmental etiology.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Military Forces and Organizations