2017 - Basel (Switzerland)

Place: Community

Season: Spring/Summer

Source: Cooling Tower

Considers biofilms: Yes

Treatment used prior to the outbreak: Lack of adequate maintenance

Actions in response to the outbreak: Maintenance procedures were corrected


Clinical


Environmental


Match

Species/Serogroup

Lp1

Lp1, Lp2-14

Sequence Type

ST36

ST36

Match

Monoclonal Antibody Type

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

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  References
Title Authors Journal Year More
Air-conditioner cooling towers as complex reservoirs and continuous source of Legionella pneumophila infection evidenced by a genomic analysis study in 2017, Switzerland W├╝thrich D., Gautsch S., Spieler-Denz R., Dubuis O., Gaia V., Moran-Gilad J., Hinic V., Seth-Smith H.M.B., Nickel C.H., Tschudin-Sutter S., Bassetti S., Haenggi M., Brodmann P., Fuchs S., Egli A. Eurosurveillance 2019