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Volume 9, Number 8—August 2003

Research

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in Murcia, Spain

Ana García-Fulgueiras*Comments to Author , Carmen Navarro*, Daniel Fenoll†, José García*, Paulino González-Diego*, Teresa Jiménez-Buñuales*, Miguel Rodriguez*, Rosa Lopez*, Francisco Pacheco*, Joaquín Ruiz‡, Manuel Segovia§, Beatriz Baladrón¶, and Carmen Pelaz¶
Author affiliations: *Regional Health Council of Murcia, Murcia, Spain; †Council of Murcia, Murcia, Spain; ‡Virgen de la Arrixaca Hospital, Murcia, Spain; §Morales Meseguer Hospital, Murcia, Spain; ¶Health Institute of Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

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Table 1

Confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease, Murcia, Spain

Neighborhood Confirmed cases Inhabitants Incidence per 1,000 SIRa
(95% CI)
Sta. Mª de Gracia
90
13,410
6.7
6.3
(5.1 to 7.8)
Vistalegre
62
12,677
4.9
4.8
(3.7 to 6.1)
San Antón
48
9,373
5.1
5.2
(3.8 to 6.9)
San Miguel
28
9,511
2.9
2.5
(1.5 to 3.3)
San Basilio
17
5,509
3.1
3.0
(1.8 to 4.8)
Santiago Z
8
3,215
2.5
2.5
(1.1 to 4.9)
San Pio X 4 824 4.8 4.2
(1.1 to 10.8)

aSIR, standardized incidence ratio by neighborhood within Murcia city. Only results of neighborhoods with SIR >1 are represented; CI, confidence intervals.

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