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Volume 18, Number 11—November 2012

Research

Risk for Travel-associated Legionnaires’ Disease, Europe, 2009

Julien BeautéComments to Author , Phillip Zucs, Birgitta de Jong, and for the European Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Network
Author affiliations: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden; European Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Network, Stockholm

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Table 2

Cases of travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease and risk per million nights in European domestic and nondomestic travelers, Europe, 2009*

Destination No. (% cases in domestic travelers) No. nights spent by travelers, millions (% by domestic travelers) TALD risk in cases/million nights
Domestic travelers Nondomestic travelers
Italy 209 (67) 330 (64) 0.66 0.58
France 137 (77) 272 (72) 0.54 0.41
Spain 98 (43) 328 (45) 0.28 0.31
United Kingdom 45 (98) 228 (80) 0.24 0.02
Greece 34 (0) 58 (33) 0.00 0.88
Germany 28 (0) 296 (88) 0.00 0.79
Netherlands 21 (86) 79 (76) 0.30 0.16
Portugal 20 (20) 41 (47) 0.21 0.73
Austria 20 (15) 94 (33) 0.10 0.27
Other countries 42 (14) 314 (72) 0.03 0.33
Total 607 (60) 2,039 (66) 0.27 0.36

*A case-patient could have a travel history involving >1 country. TALD, travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease.

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