Increased incidence of Legionnaires’ disease caused by Legionella longbeachae in Scotland: Report from aNational Incident Management Team

Publication Date: 12 September 2013

Over the period 2008 to 2012, nine cases of L. longbeachae infection were notified to HPS, making it the most common pathogenic species of Legionella identified after L. pneumophila.

​In accordance with the Scottish Government’s 'Management of Public Health Incidents: Guidance on the Roles and Responsibilities of NHS-led Incident Management Teams' in January 2012, HPS ​convened a national Incident Management Team (IMT) to manage the national outbreak and decide on what to recommend to the Minster of Public Health for action to prevent it.

​This report covers epidemiological, microbiological and environmental investigation, as well as risk assessment and recommendations.

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