Increase of cases of Legionnaires’ disease in EU travellers returning from Dubai, October−December 2016

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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Increase of cases of Legionnaires’ disease in EU travellers returning from Dubai, October−December 2016 – 22 December 2016. Stockholm: ECDC; 2016.

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An increase of cases of Legionnaires’ disease − compared with previous years − is reported in EU travellers returning from Dubai. Twenty-six cases with onset of illness since 1 October 2016 were reported. Further cases with onset in recent weeks are being reported following travel to Dubai, indicating that there is a persistent common source of Legionella exposure.