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Euro Surveill. 2009 Jan 15;14(2). pii: 19090.

Legionnaires disease in a neonatal unit of a private hospital, Cyprus, December 2008: preliminary outbreak report.


We report an outbreak of Legionnaires disease in neonates, affecting 11 newborn babies. The case fatality rate is currently 27%. The outbreak has been confirmed by detection of Legionella pneumophila antigen in eight of the 11 cases. Tests are in progress to determine the source of infection.

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