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Air-conditioner cooling towers as complex reservoirs and continuous source of Legionella pneumophila infection evidenced by a genomic analysis study in 2017, Switzerland.

Wüthrich D, Gautsch S, Spieler-Denz R, Dubuis O, Gaia V, Moran-Gilad J, Hinic V, Seth-Smith HM, Nickel CH, Tschudin-Sutter S, Bassetti S, Haenggi M, Brodmann P, Fuchs S, Egli A.

Euro Surveill. 2019 Jan;24(4). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2019.24.4.1800192.


A community outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Geneva, Switzerland, June to September 2017.

Zanella MC, Yerly S, Cherkaoui A, Renzi G, Mamin A, Lourenço Cordes L, Delaporte E, Baranczuk-Turska Z, Keiser O, Schrenzel J, Harbarth S, Gaia V, Kaiser L.

Swiss Med Wkly. 2018 Dec 2;148:w14687. doi: 10.4414/smw.2018.14687. eCollection 2018 Nov 19.


Septic arthritis due to Legionella cincinnatiensis: case report and review of the literature.

Banderet F, Blaich A, Soleman E, Gaia V, Osthoff M.

Infection. 2017 Aug;45(4):551-555. doi: 10.1007/s15010-016-0964-1. Epub 2016 Nov 15. Review.


Comparison of Sofia Legionella FIA and BinaxNOW® Legionella urinary antigen card in two national reference centers.

Beraud L, Gervasoni K, Freydiere AM, Descours G, Ranc AG, Vandenesch F, Lina G, Gaia V, Jarraud S.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2015 Sep;34(9):1803-7. doi: 10.1007/s10096-015-2415-9. Epub 2015 Jun 20.


Influence of climate and geography on the occurrence of Legionella and amoebae in composting facilities.

Conza L, Casati Pagani S, Gaia V.

BMC Res Notes. 2014 Nov 24;7:831. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-7-831.


ARDS with septic shock due to Legionella longbeachae pneumonia in a patient with polymyalgia rheumatica.

Reynaldos Canton Migotto T, Györik Lora S, Gaia V, Pagnamenta A.

Heart Lung Vessel. 2014;6(2):114-8.


Phenotypic and genotypic identification of streptococci and related bacteria isolated from bovine intramammary infections.

Raemy A, Meylan M, Casati S, Gaia V, Berchtold B, Boss R, Wyder A, Graber HU.

Acta Vet Scand. 2013 Jul 18;55:53. doi: 10.1186/1751-0147-55-53.


Presence of Legionella and free-living Amoebae in composts and bioaerosols from composting facilities.

Conza L, Pagani SC, Gaia V.

PLoS One. 2013 Jul 2;8(7):e68244. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068244. Print 2013.


Meteorological factors and risk of community-acquired Legionnaires' disease in Switzerland: an epidemiological study.

Conza L, Casati S, Limoni C, Gaia V.

BMJ Open. 2013 Mar 5;3(3). pii: e002428. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2012-002428.


Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Switzerland: sampling only invasive isolates does not allow a representative description of the local diversity of clones.

Senn L, Basset P, Greub G, Prod'hom G, Frei R, Zbinden R, Gaia V, Balmelli C, Pfyffer GE, Mühlemann K, Zanetti G, Blanc DS.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2013 Jul;19(7):E288-90. doi: 10.1111/1469-0691.12185. Epub 2013 Mar 4.


Detection limits of Legionella pneumophila in environmental samples after co-culture with Acanthamoeba polyphaga.

Conza L, Casati S, Gaia V.

BMC Microbiol. 2013 Feb 26;13:49. doi: 10.1186/1471-2180-13-49.


An international trial of quantitative PCR for monitoring Legionella in artificial water systems.

Lee JV, Lai S, Exner M, Lenz J, Gaia V, Casati S, Hartemann P, Lück C, Pangon B, Ricci ML, Scaturro M, Fontana S, Sabria M, Sánchez I, Assaf S, Surman-Lee S.

J Appl Microbiol. 2011 Apr;110(4):1032-44. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2672.2011.04957.x. Epub 2011 Feb 18.


Rapid identification of Legionella spp. by MALDI-TOF MS based protein mass fingerprinting.

Gaia V, Casati S, Tonolla M.

Syst Appl Microbiol. 2011 Feb;34(1):40-4. doi: 10.1016/j.syapm.2010.11.007. Epub 2011 Jan 17.


Compost facilities as a reservoir of Legionella pneumophila and other Legionella species.

Casati S, Conza L, Bruin J, Gaia V.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2010 Jul;16(7):945-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2009.03009.x. Epub 2009 Jul 23.


Commercial potting soils as an alternative infection source of Legionella pneumophila and other Legionella species in Switzerland.

Casati S, Gioria-Martinoni A, Gaia V.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2009 Jun;15(6):571-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2009.02742.x. Epub 2009 Apr 21.


[The trafficking of human beings in Switzerland: what role for primary care physician?].

Motamed S, Graf M, Lantieri O, Gaia V, Touveneau S, Essengue MS, Isenegger A.

Rev Med Suisse. 2008 Jan 30;4(142):311-3. French. No abstract available.


Consensus sequence-based scheme for epidemiological typing of clinical and environmental isolates of Legionella pneumophila.

Gaia V, Fry NK, Afshar B, Lück PC, Meugnier H, Etienne J, Peduzzi R, Harrison TG.

J Clin Microbiol. 2005 May;43(5):2047-52.


Clinical utility of urinary antigen detection for diagnosis of community-acquired, travel-associated, and nosocomial legionnaires' disease.

Helbig JH, Uldum SA, Bernander S, Lück PC, Wewalka G, Abraham B, Gaia V, Harrison TG.

J Clin Microbiol. 2003 Feb;41(2):838-40.


Designation of the European Working Group on Legionella Infection (EWGLI) amplified fragment length polymorphism types of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 and results of intercentre proficiency testing Using a standard protocol.

Fry NK, Bangsborg JM, Bergmans A, Bernander S, Etienne J, Franzin L, Gaia V, Hasenberger P, Baladrón Jiménez B, Jonas D, Lindsay D, Mentula S, Papoutsi A, Struelens M, Uldum SA, Visca P, Wannet W, Harrison TG.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2002 Oct;21(10):722-8. Epub 2002 Sep 26.


Pan-European study on culture-proven Legionnaires' disease: distribution of Legionella pneumophila serogroups and monoclonal subgroups.

Helbig JH, Bernander S, Castellani Pastoris M, Etienne J, Gaia V, Lauwers S, Lindsay D, Lück PC, Marques T, Mentula S, Peeters MF, Pelaz C, Struelens M, Uldum SA, Wewalka G, Harrison TG.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2002 Oct;21(10):710-6. Epub 2002 Oct 18.


Epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: results of a nation-wide survey in Switzerland.

Blanc DS, Pittet D, Ruef C, Widmer AF, Mühlemann K, Petignat C, Harbarth S, Auckenthaler R, Bille J, Frei R, Zbinden R, Peduzzi R, Gaia V, Khamis H, Bernasconi E, Francioli P.

Swiss Med Wkly. 2002 May 4;132(17-18):223-9.


A multicenter evaluation of genotypic methods for the epidemiologic typing of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1: results of a pan-European study.

Fry NK, Alexiou-Daniel S, Bangsborg JM, Bernander S, Castellani Pastoris M, Etienne J, Forsblom B, Gaia V, Helbig JH, Lindsay D, Christian Lück P, Pelaz C, Uldum SA, Harrison TG.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 1999 Aug;5(8):462-477.


Recurrent soft tissue abscesses caused by Legionella cincinnatiensis.

Gubler JG, Schorr M, Gaia V, Zbinden R, Altwegg M.

J Clin Microbiol. 2001 Dec;39(12):4568-70.


Assessment of intercentre reproducibility and epidemiological concordance of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 genotyping by amplified fragment length polymorphism analysis.

Fry NK, Bangsborg JM, Bernander S, Etienne J, Forsblom B, Gaia V, Hasenberger P, Lindsay D, Papoutsi A, Pelaz C, Struelens M, Uldum SA, Visca P, Harrison TG.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2000 Oct;19(10):773-80.


Use of amplified fragment length polymorphism in molecular typing of Legionella pneumophila and application to epidemiological studies.

Valsangiacomo C, Baggi F, Gaia V, Balmelli T, Peduzzi R, Piffaretti JC.

J Clin Microbiol. 1995 Jul;33(7):1716-9.


Molecular typing of Yersinia frederiksenii strains by means of ribotyping and DNA-DNA hybridization.

Dolina M, Gaia V, Peduzzi R.

Contrib Microbiol Immunol. 1995;13:140-4. No abstract available.


Epidemiological typing of Legionella pneumophila with ribotyping. Report of two clinical cases.

Gaia V, Poloni C, Peduzzi R.

Eur J Epidemiol. 1994 Jun;10(3):303-6.


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