Published online by Cambridge University Press: 27 November 2017
Water cultures were significantly more sensitive than concurrently collected swab cultures (n=2,147 each) in detecting Legionella pneumophila within a Veterans Affairs healthcare system. Sensitivity for water versus swab cultures was 90% versus 30% overall, 83% versus 48% during a nosocomial Legionnaires’ disease outbreak, and 93% versus 22% post outbreak.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;39:108–110
PREVIOUS PRESENTATION. This work was presented as a poster abstract (no. 642) at the Spring SHEA conference on May 20, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia.