Legionella pneumonia: increased risk after COVID-19 lockdown? Italy, May to June 2020

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalEuro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin
Volume25
Issue number30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2020

Keywords

  • acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Legionella pneumonia, COVID-19 epidemic
  • SARS-CoV-2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Virology

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