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Nosocomial neonatal legionellosis associated with water in infant formula, Taiwan.

Authors
  • Wei, Sung-Hsi
  • Chou, Pesus
  • Tseng, Lei-Ron
  • Lin, Hung-Chih
  • Wang, Jen-Hsien
  • Sheu, Ji-Nan
  • Liu, Ming-Tsan
  • Liu, Fang-Ching
  • Wu, Hoa-Hsin
  • Lin, Min-Cheng
  • Ko, Ching-Fen
  • Lin, Hsiang-Yu
  • Kao, Pei-Hsiu
  • Hwang, Kao-Pin
  • Hsu, Yu-Lung
  • Kuo, Tsung-Lin
  • Chiang, Chuen-Sheue
Type
Published Article
Journal
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publisher
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2014
Volume
20
Issue
11
Pages
1921–1924
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3201/eid2011.140542
PMID: 25340315
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report 2 cases of neonatal Legionella infection associated with aspiration of contaminated water used in hospitals to make infant formula. The molecular profiles of Legionella strains isolated from samples from the infants and from water dispensers were indistinguishable. Our report highlights the need to consider nosocomial legionellosis among neonates who have respiratory symptoms.

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