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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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
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes


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  • Microbiology (medical)

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