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Does using potting mix make you sick? Results from a Legionella longbeachae case-control study in South Australia

O'Connor, Bridget; Carman , J; Eckert, K; Tucker, G; Givney, Rod C; Cameron, A Scott


A case-control study was performed in South Australia to determine if L. longbeachae infection was associated with recent handling of commercial potting mix and to examine possible modes of transmission. Twenty-five laboratory-confirmed cases and 75 matched controls were enrolled between April 1997 and March 1999. Information on underlying illness, smoking, gardening exposures and behaviours was obtained by telephone interviews. Recent use of potting mix was associated with illness (OR 4.74,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Epidemiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1017/S095026880600656X


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