Legionnaires’ disease

Outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Lombardy, Italy

Last updated: 21 September 2018

On 11 September 2018, Italy notified of an outbreak of pneumonia in the area of Brescia, northern Italy. The increasing number of pneumonia cases reported as being Legionella positive indicate this is an outbreak of Legionnaires disease. The identification of Legionella- positive cooling towers in the affected area suggests a possible source.

ECDC is monitoring the situation and issuing regular updates in its weekly threats reports.

405
cases reported
42
tested positive for Legionella
Local
outbreak event but close to tourist areas

Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 16-22 September 2018, week 38

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Communicable disease threats report, 9-15 September 2018, week 37

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Legionnaires’ disease - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016

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Communicable disease threats report, 12-18 November 2017, Week 46

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Communicable disease threats report, 16-22 September 2018, week 38

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Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 9-15 September 2018, week 37

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Legionnaires’ disease - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016

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Communicable disease threats report, 12-18 November 2017, Week 46

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News

Epidemiological update: Legionnaires’ disease cases associated with travel to Dubai, 03 August 2017

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Epidemiological update: Legionnaires’ disease cases associated with travel to Dubai, 22 June 2017

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Epidemiological update: Legionnaires’ disease cases associated with travel to Dubai, 24 May 2017

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Epidemiological update: Legionnaires’ disease cases associated with travel to Dubai, 6 April 2017

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Sep 2016

Event

7th annual meeting of the European Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Network (ELDSNet)

20 Sep 2016 - 21 Sep 2016
KIT Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Sep 2015

Event

6th annual meeting of the European Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Network (ELDSNet)

14 Sep 2015 - 15 Sep 2015
Holiday Inn Brent Cross, London, United Kingdom
Sep 2014

Event

5th annual meeting of the European Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Network (ELDSNet)

15 Sep 2014 - 16 Sep 2014
Barcelona, Spain
Dec 2013

Event

Legionnaires’ disease: Risk assessment, outbreak investigation and control

2 Dec 2013 - 6 Dec 2013
Zagreb, Croatia

Data

Figure 2. Number of Legionnaires’ disease cases by month, EU/EEA, 2011−2014

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Figure 4. Rate of Legionnaires’ disease cases per 100 000 population, by age and gender, EU/EEA, 2015

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Table 1. Number and rate of Legionnaires’ disease cases per 100 000 population by country and year, EU/EEA, 2011–2015

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Figure 3. Number of Legionnaires’ disease cases by month and 12-month moving average, EU/EEA, 2011−2015

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Disease programmes and networks

Food- and waterborne diseases and zoonoses Programme

European Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Network (ELDSNet)

European Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network (FWD-Net)

FWD Expert Exchange Programme

Peer-reviewed publications

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Short-term effects of atmospheric pressure, temperature, and rainfall on notification rate of community-acquired Legionnaires' disease in four European countries

2016

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Legionnaires' disease in Europe: All quiet on the eastern front?

2013

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Travel-associated Legionnaires disease in Europe, 2010.

2013

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Legionnaires disease in Europe, 2009-2010.

2013

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Travel-associated Legionnaires' disease in residents from England and Wales travelling to Corfu, Greece, August to October 2011

2012