Recurrence of legionnaires disease at a hotel in the United States Virgin Islands over a 20-year period

Karen O. Cowgill, Claressa E. Lucas, Robert F. Benson, Shadi Chamany, Ellen W. Brown, Barry S. Fields, Daniel Feikin

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We investigated 3 cases of legionnaires disease (LD) that developed in travelers who stayed at a hotel in the United States Virgin Islands where cases of LD occurred in 1981-1982 and in 1998. The temperature of the potable water at the hotel was in a range that could optimally support the growth of Legionella species, and the potable water was colonized with Legionella pneumophila in 1981-1982 and in 2002-2003.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1205-1207
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Apr 15 2005
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology

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