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Outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease among automotive plant workers - Ohio 2001.

Authors
Allan-T; Horgan-T; Scaife-H; Koch-E; Nowicki-S; Parrish-MK; Salehi-E
Source
JAMA J Am Med Assoc 2001Jun; 285(22):2848-2849
NIOSHTIC No.
20032160
Abstract
During March 12--15, 2001, four cases of Legionnaires' disease (LD) among workers at an automotive engine manufacturing plant (plant X) were reported to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Cleveland, Ohio; all four diagnoses were confirmed by Legionella urine antigen. Illness onset among the four workers occurred during March 2--4; two workers died. Beginning March 14, CDC assisted state and local health departments with an investigation to identify new cases and potential sources of Legionella transmission in the plant. This report summarizes the investigation; findings indicate an epidemiologic association with exposure to one of the plant finishing lines but did not identify a specific source.
Keywords
Diseases; Automotive-industry; Workers; Worker-health; Mortality-rates; Mortality-data; Occupational-diseases; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-health; Occupational-exposure; Epidemiology; Case-studies; Risk-factors; Risk-analysis
CODEN
JAMAAP
Publication Date
20010613
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
22
ISSN
0098-7484
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Journal of the American Medical Association
State
OH
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