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On-Site Availability of Legionella Testing in Acute Care Hospitals, United States

  • Laurel E. Garrison (a1), Kristin M. S. Shaw (a2), Jeffrey T. McCollum (a3), Carol Dexter (a2), Paula M. Snippes Vagnone (a4), Jamie H. Thompson (a5), Gregory Giambrone (a6), Benjamin White (a3), Stepy Thomas (a7), L. Rand Carpenter (a8), Megin Nichols (a9), Erin Parker (a10), Susan Petit (a11), Lauri A. Hicks (a1) and Gayle E. Langley (a1)...

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We surveyed 399 US acute care hospitals regarding availability of on-site Legionella testing; 300 (75.2%) did not offer Legionella testing on site. Availability varied according to hospital size and geographic location. On-site access to testing may improve detection of Legionnaires disease and inform patient management and prevention efforts.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014;35(7):898–900

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NCIRD/DBD/Respiratory Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS C-25 Atlanta, GA 30333 (lee5@cdc.gov).

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