Legionellosis: Why should I test and report?

Marrie, Thomas J.; Garay, Jason R.; Weir, Erica
October 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/5/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 14, p1538
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the management of the outbreak, occurrence and prevalence of community-acquired and nosocomial pneumonia in Canada which is caused by legionellosis or Legionnaires' disease. It presents the guidelines that are intended for the treatment which calls the need on the use of either fluoroquinolones or macrolides. Moreover, an outline of opportunities designed for public health intervention is offered to help physicians assess diagnosis and treat of legionellosis.


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