We report a case of Legionella pneumonia in a dishwasher of a restaurant in Rome, Italy, just after the end of the lockdown that was in place to control the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic. The case highlights the importance of strict monitoring of water and air systems immediately before reopening business or public sector buildings, and the need to consider Legionella infections among the differential diagnosis of respiratory infections after lockdown due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1 2020|
- acute respiratory distress syndrome
- Legionella pneumonia, COVID-19 epidemic
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health