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Title: Exposure to potting soils and compost material as potential sources of Legionella pneumophilia in Australia
Authors: Loh, Chee H ;Soni, Rajeev 
Affliation: Central Coast Local Health District
Gosford Hospital
Issue Date: Jul-2020
Source: 31:101156
Journal title: Respiratory Medical Case Reports
Department: Respiratory Medicine
Abstract: Legionnaires' disease is a form of atypical community-acquired pneumonia usually caused by Legionella pneumophilia, which is typically associated with exposure to tower cooling or water systems. In Australia, Legionnaires' disease is more commonly caused by Legionella longbaechae, which is typically associated with exposure to soil or compost materials, and the presence of Legionella pneumophilia is less recognized. We report a sporadic case of Legionnaires' disease caused by Legionella pneumophilia serogroup 1 that was contracted following exposure to potting mix and topsoil.
DOI: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2020.101156
ISSN: 2213-0071
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Infection
Study or Trial: Case Series and Case Reports
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