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Legionnaires’ Disease Alert for GPs

Legionnaires’ Disease Alert for GPs

There has been a cluster of Legionella pneumophila notified with four confirmed cases, all caused by serogroup 1, with onset between 27/2/16 and 3/3/16. All the cases visited the Sydney CBD area in the incubation period.

  1. Four cases of confirmed infection with Legionella pneumophila have been notified in the past two days.
  2. All the cases have visited the Sydney CBD area in the incubation period.
  3. Have a high index of suspicion for cases presenting with respiratory symptoms and/or features suggestive of pneumonia and notify your public health unit.
  4. Contact your local hospital infectious diseases unit for assistance if needed.

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