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J Travel Med. 2016 Jan 18;23(1). pii: tav004. doi: 10.1093/jtm/tav004. Print 2016 Jan.

Legionnaires' disease after a campervan holiday: a case report.

Author information

1
Regional Public Health Laboratory Kennemerland, Department of epidemiology and infection prevention, Boerhaavelaan 26, 2035 RC, Haarlem, the Netherlands, s.euser@streeklabhaarlem.nl.
2
Regional Public Health Laboratory Kennemerland, Department of epidemiology and infection prevention, Boerhaavelaan 26, 2035 RC, Haarlem, the Netherlands.
3
Municipal Health Service GGD Hollands Noorden, Department of infectious diseases, Grotewallerweg 1, 1741 NM, Schagen, the Netherlands.
4
Gemini Ziekenhuis, Department of intensive care, Huisduinerweg 3, 1782 GZ, Den Helder, the Netherlands and.
5
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Department of epidemiology and surveillance, Antonie van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9, 3721 MA, Bilthoven, the Netherlands.

Abstract

This case report describes a case of Legionnaires' disease for whom the source of infection was the campervan in which the patient had travelled for 3 months. This case shows that Legionnaires' disease can be acquired by exposure to a relatively new (not previously reported) source that is commonly used as (holiday)transportation vehicle.

KEYWORDS:

Legionnaires’ disease; campervan; diagnosis; infectious diseases; source investigation

PMID:
26782124
DOI:
10.1093/jtm/tav004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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