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Epidemiology of Legionnaires’ disease in Europe, 2015
Birgitta de Jong, Eurpean Centre for Disease prevention and Control (ECDC), Sweden

Legionnaires’ disease among patients hospitalised with pneumonia in South Africa
N. Wolter, M. Carrim, C. Cohen, S. Tempia, S. Walaza, L. de Gouveia, F. Treurnicht, O. Hellferscee, A.L. Cohen, H. Dawood, E. Variava, A. von Gottberg, South Africa

Connectedness of two outbreaks of legionellosis; Bremen, 2015 and 2016
U. Buchholz, J. Dullin, C. Lück, R. Lachmann, H.J. Jahn, B. Brodhun, A. Gründel,
M. Lelgemann, Germany

Investigating the spatial component of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks: a geographic analysis tool for field epidemiologists
E. Robesyn, S.L. Ionescu, B. de Jong, Eurpean Centre for Disease prevention and Control (ECDC)

DSS: Monitoring biofouling tendency on the way to Legionella prevention
A. Pereira, J. Martins, Portugal

Development of new UK guidance for the delivery and management of safe water in healthcare premises for the control of Legionella
J. Walker, P. Ashcroft, United Kingdom

Energy efficiency and hygiene in drinking water installations
C. Lück, M. Petzold, T. Koshkolda, C. Schreiber, G. Schaule, R. Rothmann, K. Rühling, Germany

The Legionella genus genome: diversity and plasticity, the key to adaptation
Prof. Dr. Carmen Buchrieser, France

An evolutionary genomic history of Legionnaires’ disease in Scotland
B.A. Wee, D. Lindsay, B.L. Jones, A. Smith, N. Loman, R. Fitzgerald, United Kingdom

Whole Genome Sequencing supports the role of waste-basin aeration as a direct source of Legionnaires’ disease transmission during Lens outbreak *
S. Jarraud, G. Kapatai, S. David, C. Ginevra, M. Mentasti, J. Sweetman, R. Tewole, C. Campese, A. Underwood, N. Fry, V. Chalker, T.G. Harrison, France

Comparison of sputum microbiome of legionellosis-associated patients and other pneumonia patients: indications for polybacterial infections *
M. Halpern, H. Mizrahi, A. Peretz, R. Lesnik, Y. Aizenberg-Gershtein, S. Rodriguez-Martinez, Y. Sharaby, N. Pastukh, I. Brettar, M.G. Höfle, Israel

Molecular detection of a clinically important clone of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 – the ‘ST47 clone’ by the ESCMID Study Group for Legionella Infections (ESGLI)
M. Mentasti, P. Cassier, S. David, C. Ginevra, L. Gomez-Valero, A. Underwood, B. Afshar, C. Buchrieser, J. Etienne, V. Chalker,T. G. Harrison, S. Jarraud, United Kingdom

Microbiology investigation of two-phase outbreak in Bremen, Germany
A. Gründel, M. Seidel, M. Lelgemann, M. Berges, K. Lück, C. Lück, Germany

Case report: Legionella bozemanii arthritis caused by wound contamination *
L. Beraud, A. Ranc, H. Lemaire, G. Descours, C. Ginevra, G. Lina, L. Barets, S. Jarraud, France

Legionella pneumonia associated with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy
J.M. Stolk, A. Russcher, E. van Elzakker, E.F. Schippers, The Netherlands

Construction deficiencies in swim-spa pools: a new major contributing factor in outbreaks of legionnaires’ disease *
S. Crespi, J. del Barrio, B. Santandreu, M. Gumá, J. Riu, Spain

A large community outbreak of Legionnaires´ disease in Manzanares, Ciudad Real, Spain *
C. Pelaz, R. Cano, M. Chico, G.I. Asensio, B. Bellido, A. Iascu, I. Perez, G. Gutiérrez, Spain

Legionellae in the viable but non culturable state: how can we detect them and what could they mean for human health?
Prof. Dr. Alexander Kirschner, Austria

Legionella growth potential of drinking water produced by reverse osmosis and materials in contact with reverse osmosis produced drinking water
P. van der Wielen, K. Learbuch, M. Lut, W. Knibbe, The Netherlands

Legionella pneumophila ecophysiology in drinking water distribution systems
Y. Sharaby, S. Rodríguez-Martínez, M. Pecellın, I. Brettar, M. Höfle, M. Halpern, Israel

Legionella treated wastewater in Bavaria: a public health problem?
D. Koeck, S. Huber, S. Walser, B. Brenner, S. Kolb, D.E. Koeck, C. Herr, C. Höller, Germany

Detection of viable Legionella bacteria at the different process stages of wastewater treatment plants treating communal wastewater *
P. Räsänen, J. Kusnetsov, Finland

Typing of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1: the MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry could be an efficient screening method *
A.G. Ranc, S. Bidah, S. Mailler, I. Maffre, A. Miclot, R. Ottoviani, A. Bricout, C. Chavent, M. Arsac, C.Vidal, Priscillia Courault, C. Ginevra, L. Beraud, G. Descours, M. Welker, F. Vandenesch, G. Durand, O. Dauwalder, V. Girard, S. Jarraud, France

Antibiotic susceptibility of Legionella pneumophila clinical isolates in Germany *
T. Koshkolda, C. Lück, Germany

Genomic diversity and evolution of Legionella pneumophila “ST1” within hospitals and
implications for future nosocomial investigations

S. David, B. Afshar, M. Mentasti, C. Ginevra, I. Podglajen, S.R. Harris, S. Jarraud, T.G. Harrison, J. Parkhill, United Kingdom

Contribution of the Amoebae Plate Test (APT) to the isolation of Legionella spp. from clinical samples: prospective analysis over a period of 9 months *
A.G. Ranc, H. Hannetel, J.V. Reynaud, C. Kolenda, A.G. Ranc, L. Beraud, C. Campese, C. Ginevra, S. Jarraud, G. Descours, France

A real study case comparing rtPCR and culture methods in a water distribution system
G. Saucedo Pagès, I. Manero, M.J. Arnedo, B. Galofré, Spain

Occurrence of Legionella spp. in workplaces in Italy: a nationwide survey
G. Celenza, P. Bellio, L. Di Pietro, R. Iorio, C. Luzi, A. Mancini, M. Perilli, Italy

Development of a public map of wet cooling towers in the Netherlands
W. Reinhold, The Netherlands

Alternative sources of clinically relevant Legionella
E. van Heijnsbergen, F.M. Schets, J.A.C. Schalk, A.M. de Roda Husman, The Netherlands

Presence and prevalence of Legionella spp in collected rain water
L. Steege, G. Moore, United Kingdom


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