Fatal co-infections with sars-cov-2 and legionella pneumophila, england

Victoria J. Chalker*, Hugh Adler, Robert Ball, Falguni Naik, Jessica Day, Baharak Afshar, Amit K. Amin

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Both Legionella pneumophila and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can cause pneumonia. L. pneumophila is acquired from water sources, sometimes in healthcare settings. We report 2 fatal cases of L. pneumophila and SARS-CoV-2 co-infection in England. Clinicians should be aware of possible L. pneumophila infections among SARS-CoV-2 patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2950-2952
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021
Externally publishedYes

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