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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 2

Risk factors for Legionnaires’ disease, Murcia, Spain

Predisposing factors Cases
n=85 Controls
n=170
Smoking (%)
43.5
40.6
Alcohol intake
(cc/week)
134
106
Chronic illness or immunosuppressive therapy (%)
16.5
14.7
Previous hospitalization (%)
1.2
1.8
Previous travel (%) 11.8 13.5

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