Investigation of Legionnaires disease: cases, clusters and outbreaks
- Public Health England
- Part of:
- Legionnaires' disease: guidance, data and analysis
- 28 December 2016
This document provides guidance for health protection teams on investigation of cases, clusters and outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease.
Ref: PHE publications gateway number: 2016509 PDF, 695KB, 52 pages
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The guidance brings together information on Legionnaires’ disease from Public Health England and other organisations to:
- set out roles and responsibilities for public health investigation and enforcement
- highlight specific considerations for investigation of potential sources of infection in healthcare, travel and community settings, both for single cases and clusters/outbreaks
- provide a framework for a standardised approach to an investigation which can be adapted to the wide range of individual scenarios typically found in public health incident
Supplementary material and background information is provided in appendices to this document.
Published: 28 December 2016