Fatal legionellosis after water birth, Texas, USA, 2014

Elyse Fritschel, Kay Sanyal, Heidi Threadgill, Diana Cervantes

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In 2014, a fatal infection with Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 occurred in a neonate after a water birth. The death highlighted the need for infection control education, client awareness, and standardization of cleaning procedures in Texas midwife facilities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-132
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2015


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