A selection of links to recent research papers available online and may be free to access. 

The conclusions are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the WMSoc.

Cooccurrence of Five Pathogenic Legionella spp. and Two Free-Living Amoebae Species in a Complete Drinking Water System and Cooling Towers

Alshae Logan-Jackson and Joan B. Rose Highlights Pathogenic Legionella species grow optimally inside free-living amoebae to concentrations that increase risks to those who are exposed. The study screened a complete drinking water system and cooling towers for the occurrence of Acanthamoeba and Naegleria fowleriand their cooccurrence with Legionella pneumophila, L. anisa, L. micdadei, L. bozemanii, and L. longbeachae. fowleri was detected more often in… Read more »

It’s never too late- spontaneous rupture of spleen and life-threatening hypovolemic shock in a patient recuperating from Legionnaires’ disease

jaccradmin  Vol 7 | Issue 2 | May-August 2021 | Page: 06-09 | Naveen Yadav, Krishnaswamy Sundararajan   Highlights Spontaneous non-traumatic rupture of the spleen in the setting of Legionnaires’ disease is a very uncommon but life-threatening condition. Most cases described in previous literature have presented within 0-11 (mean 4) days of the pneumonia but… Read more »

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