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Laboratory-based evaluation of legionellosis epidemiology in Ontario, Canada, 1978 to 2006

Brett (Ng), Victoria; Tang, Patrick; Jamieson, Frances; Guyard, Cyril; Low, Donald E; Fisman, David N


BACKGROUND: Legionellosis is a common cause of severe community acquired pneumonia and respiratory disease outbreaks. The Ontario Public Health Laboratory (OPHL) has conducted most testing for Legionella species in the Canadian province of Ontario since 1978, and represents a multi-decade repository of population-based data on legionellosis epidemiology. We sought to provide a laboratory-based review of the epidemiology of legionellosis in Ontario over the past 3 decades, with a focus on...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009-05-21
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-9-68


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