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Euro Surveill. 2012 Feb 23;17(8). pii: 20093.

Preliminary report: outbreak of Legionnaires disease in a hotel in Calp, Spain, update on 22 February 2012.

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Surveillance and Epidemiologic Control Unit, Public Health Directorate, Regional Goverment of Valencia, Spain.


Research is ongoing on eighteen cases of Legionellosis, including four deaths, identified among tourists and employees in a hotel in Calp, Spain. Cases occurred during a period of two months, indicating the possibility of a point-source transmission at the hotel. An environmental investigation identified several positive samples in the hotel, which as a precautionary measure, was closed until requested improvements were made. Surveillance measures currently remain active.

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