Nosocomial Neonatal Legionellosis Associated with Water In Infant Formula, Taiwan

Sung Hsi Wei, Pesus Chou, Lei Ron Tseng, Hung Chih Lin, Jen Hsien Wang, Ji Nan Sheu, Ming Tsan Liu, Fang Ching Liu, Hoa Hsin Wu, Min Cheng Lin, Ching Fen Ko, Hsiang Yu Lin, Pei Hsiu Kao, Kao Pin Hwang, Yu Lung Hsu, Tsung Lin Kuo, Chuen Sheue Chiang*

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We report 2 cases of neonatal Legionella infection associated with aspiration of contaminated water used in hospitals to make infant formula. The molecular profiles of Legionella strains isolated from samples from the infants and from water dispensers were indistinguishable. Our report highlights the need to consider nosocomial legionellosis among neonates who have respiratory symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1921-1924
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number11
StatePublished - 01 11 2014
Externally publishedYes

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