RICHARD L. VOGT, M.D.; PAUL J. HUDSON, M.D.; LILLIAN ORCIARI, B.S.; ELIZABETH M. HEUN, B.S.; TONI C. WOODS, M.S.
To the editor: Three cases of Legionnaire's disease linked with exposure to a whirlpool-spa have been reported to the Vermont Department of Health. Two cases were diagnosed through eightfold seroconversions to Legionella pneumophila, serogroup 1, and the third patient was diagnosed through direct culture of Legionella from the patient's sputum. Two of the three patients, including the patient confirmed by culture results, had used the whirlpool-spa extensively at an inn in Vermont between 4 and 10 days before onset of illness; the third swam five times a week before onset of his illness in a swimming pool located in the
VOGT RL, HUDSON PJ, ORCIARI L, HEUN EM, WOODS TC. Legionnaire's Disease and a Whirlpool-Spa. Ann Intern Med. ;107:596. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-4-596_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(4):596.
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