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Volume 26, Number 8—August 2020

Epidemiology of Legionnaires’ Disease, Hong Kong, China, 2005−2015

Yiu-Hong LeungComments to Author , Chau-Kuen Lam, Yung-Yan Cheung, Chi-Wai Chan, and Shuk-Kwan Chuang
Author affiliations: Hong Kong Department of Health, Hong Kong, China

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Table 2

Legionella culture results of water samples by month of collection, Hong Kong, China, 2005–2015

Month No. water samples positive for Legionella/no. tested (%)
January 19/109 (17)
February 8/45 (18)
March 6/32 (19)
April 26/155 (17)
May 29/129 (23)
June 49/167 (29)
July 76/275 (28)
August 71/236 (30)
September 26/186 (14)
October 21/178 (12)
November 31/172 (18)
December 63/220 (29)*
Total 425/1,904 (22)

*For 1 case-patient, 39 of 43 water samples collected from patient’s workplace were positive for Legionella species. The percentage positive for December is 14% if this case-patient is excluded from analysis.

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