A cluster of legionella sternal-wound infections due to postoperative topical exposure to contaminated tap water

N Engl J Med. 1991 Jan 10;324(2):109-13. doi: 10.1056/NEJM199101103240207.
No abstract available

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Baths / adverse effects
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Legionella / isolation & purification
  • Legionellosis / transmission*
  • Male
  • Surgical Wound Infection / etiology*
  • Water Microbiology*
  • Water Pollution*
  • Water Supply* / standards