Legionnaires disease in reading—possible association with a cooling tower

Peter Anderson, Chris Bartlett, Gary Cook, Mark Woodward

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Abstract

A total of 16 cases of legionnaires disease occurred in Reading between November 1983 and February 1984. Eleven cases became ill between 15 and 19 December 1983. Interviews with these cases failed to locate any particular building as the source of the infection. A case control study suggested that one locality of the town centre was the source of infection. Pneumophila, serogroup I was isolated from an air conditioning cooling tower in this locality. The weather conditions at the time of the infection were reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)202-207
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Public Health (United Kingdom)
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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