Travel-associated infections caused by unusual serogroups of Legionella pneumophila identified using Legionella BIOCHIP slides in Turkey and Iraq

KOCAZEYBEK B. S. , YUKSEL P., KESKIN D., SHEIKH S., Habip Z. , YAVUZER S. S. , ...Daha Fazla

TRAVEL MEDICINE AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE, cilt.14, sa.3, ss.248-254, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2016.04.001
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.248-254


Background: Although Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 is the common disease causing serogroup, rare serogroups can also may cause legionellosis. A 54-year-old male patient (index case) reported that he had been on a religious trip (for visiting, tomb of Ali, which is important for Shias) to Iraq with a large group (50 shia pilgrims from Kars city of Turkey) two weeks prior to admission. Due to civil war, the hotel where the patient stayed in Iraq lacked proper hygiene. A large number of people in the travel group were experiencing the same symptoms. Other five cases were 2 males (ages; 50, 45) and 3 females including the wife of the index case (ages; 50, 28, 27).