Legionnaires' disease - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017

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Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Time period covered: This report is based on data for 2017 retrieved from The European Surveillance System (TESSy) on 13 July 2018.
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 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Legionnaires’ disease. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2017. Stockholm: ECDC; 2019. 

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Legionnaires’ disease remains an uncommon and mainly sporadic respiratory infection with an overall notification rate in 2017 for the EU/EEA of 1.8 per 100 000.

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Legionnaires’ disease

Legionnaires’ disease is a multisystem disease which causes pneumonia due to gram-negative bacteria (Legionella spp.) found in freshwater environments around the world.

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