An outbreak of Pneumococcal pneumonia among residents of a retirement home in France during October 2003

Publié le 1 Novembre 2006
Mis à jour le 10 septembre 2019

We describe an outbreak of pneumonia due to Streptococcus pneumoniae in a French retirement home. Eleven residents developed pneumonia. Eight patients had positive results of urinary antigen tests. There were no further cases after the implementation of control measures, which involved isolation of and receipt of antibiotic therapy by symptomatic residents. No risk factors for transmission of S. pneumoniae were identified in this population.

Auteur : Hansmann Y, Doyle A, Remy V, Jaulhac B, Christmann D, Lesens O, Perrocheau A
Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 2006, vol. 27, n°. 11, p. 1252-4