Domestically acquired


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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

With respect to legionellosis, it is when cases of legionellosis are acquired in patients’ homes (WHO 2006).

Other Definitions


Interpretations and Explanations

Depending on the elimination of all other sources of exposure, and the case being known to have used the domestic water system during the incubation period, and environmental and clinical results positive for Legionella, cases may be suspected, probably or definitely domestically acquired (WHO 2006).


WHO (2006) Legionella and the prevention of legionellosis

WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

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