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Chapter 72 : Epidemiology of Infection in Western Australia

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The population of Western Australia (WA) is concentrated mainly in the Perth metropolitan area and the coastal hinterland of the southwestern tip of the continent. Its climate is dry and warm and is described as Mediterranean. Yet infection in WA has been associated with exposure to garden products such as potting mix contaminated with . The urinary antigen test is not available in WA. The majority of cases of infection are therefore diagnosed by serological means. Nucleic acid amplification methods for diagnosis of infection (a mip-based PCR protocol) were only introduced to WA in 1998 and have led to more diagnoses of serogroup 1 infection than infection since then, though the type culture strain is negative by the mip-PCR. There was no evidence of temporal clustering of seropositive cases in WA from mid-1994 to mid-2000. During 1997, was isolated from cooling tower water on three consecutive monthly samplings. Nevertheless, they suggest that the epidemiology of infection in WA is significantly different from what has been described elsewhere. The authors have been unable to find any laboratory-based evidence for the occurrence of time or space clusters of legionellosis cases in WA. Further studies into the epidemiology of infection in WA may generate useful insight into the environmental biology of this disease.

Citation: Inglis T, Haverkort F, Sears M, Sampson I, Harnett G. 2002. Epidemiology of Infection in Western Australia, p 353-355. In Marre R, Abu Kwaik Y, Bartlett C, Cianciotto N, Fields B, Frosch M, Hacker J, Lück P (ed), . ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817985.ch72

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seropositives, 1994 to 2000.

Citation: Inglis T, Haverkort F, Sears M, Sampson I, Harnett G. 2002. Epidemiology of Infection in Western Australia, p 353-355. In Marre R, Abu Kwaik Y, Bartlett C, Cianciotto N, Fields B, Frosch M, Hacker J, Lück P (ed), . ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817985.ch72
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Seasonal distribution of seropositives, 1994 to 2000. LI, ; Lp1, serogroup 1.

Citation: Inglis T, Haverkort F, Sears M, Sampson I, Harnett G. 2002. Epidemiology of Infection in Western Australia, p 353-355. In Marre R, Abu Kwaik Y, Bartlett C, Cianciotto N, Fields B, Frosch M, Hacker J, Lück P (ed), . ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817985.ch72
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Age distribution of seropositives, 1994 to 2000. L.pn1, 1; L.lb, ; med, median.

Citation: Inglis T, Haverkort F, Sears M, Sampson I, Harnett G. 2002. Epidemiology of Infection in Western Australia, p 353-355. In Marre R, Abu Kwaik Y, Bartlett C, Cianciotto N, Fields B, Frosch M, Hacker J, Lück P (ed), . ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817985.ch72
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1. Gabbay, E.,, W. B. de Boer,, J. A. Waring,, and Q. A. Summers. 1996. Legionella longbeachae in Western Australia: a 12-month retrospective review. Med. J. Ami. 164:704.
2. Ross, I. S.,, B. J. Mee,, and, T. V. Riley.1997. Legionella longbeachaein Western Australian pottingmix. Med.J.Aust. 166:387.

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