Each year the European surveillance network for travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease (EWGLINET), established in 1987, releases a report on travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease. The group is now called the European Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Network (ELDSNet) after being transferred to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in April 2010. The most recent report was published just a few months ago and analyzes Legionnaires’ cases from 2010.
In 2010, 864 cases of travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease were reported to ELDSNet by 21 countries; 24 of these cases had fatal outcomes. Affected persons ranged from 12 – 96 years with a median of 61 years. The countries with the most reported cases were France with 191 cases, United Kingdom (154 cases), Netherlands (148 cases), and Italy (142 cases).
For more information about travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease, please visit the Journal of Legionella and the Law at http://www.legionlawjournal.com/2013/09/30/travel-associated-legionnaires-disease-in-europe-2010/