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Przegl Epidemiol. 2011;65(2):219-21.

[Legionellosis in Poland in 2009].

[Article in Polish]

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  • 1Zakład Bakteriologii, Zakład Epidemiologii Narodowego Instytutu Zdrowia Publicznego-Państwowego Zakładu Higieny w Warszawie.


In 2009--10 cases of legionellosis were reported in Poland, the incidence rate was 0.026/100 000 (in 2008--15 cases, incidence rate 0.039). All cases were laboratory confirmed. Most of them were diagnosed with serological tests--determination with ELISA test the anti-legionella antibodies in IgM fraction of serum gamma globulins, as the most recent reaction for Legionella infection. Four cases were diagnosed by detection of legionella antigen in urine. In 2005-2009 27 cases were associated with tr avel, including 24 imported cases.

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