Outbreak of acute respiratory disease caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae on board a deployed U.S. Navy ship

Joseph A. Sliman, David Metzgar, David C. Asseff, Robert G. Coon, Dennis J. Faix, Stephen Lizewski

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Abstract

We identified 179 cases of acute respiratory illness including 50 cases of radiographically confirmed pneumonia over the course of 4 months on a deployed U.S. Navy vessel. Laboratory tests showed Mycoplasma pneumoniae to be the etiological agent. This report represents the first published description of a shipboard outbreak of this pathogen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4121-4123
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume47
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Outbreak of acute respiratory disease caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae on board a deployed U.S. Navy ship. / Sliman, Joseph A.; Metzgar, David; Asseff, David C.; Coon, Robert G.; Faix, Dennis J.; Lizewski, Stephen.

In: Journal of clinical microbiology, Vol. 47, No. 12, 01.12.2009, p. 4121-4123.

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Sliman, Joseph A. ; Metzgar, David ; Asseff, David C. ; Coon, Robert G. ; Faix, Dennis J. ; Lizewski, Stephen. / Outbreak of acute respiratory disease caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae on board a deployed U.S. Navy ship. In: Journal of clinical microbiology. 2009 ; Vol. 47, No. 12. pp. 4121-4123.
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