We report the third outbreak of pneumococcal pneumonia within one year among workers in European shipyards. During January and February 2020, 37 cases of pneumonia were identified in a shipyard in Marseille, south-eastern France. Outbreak control measures were implemented, including a mass vaccination campaign with 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine targeting all shipyard workers. Given the high mobility of shipyard workers, coordinated responses between European public health institutes are necessary to avoid further outbreaks.
Auteur : Cassir Nadim, Pascal Laurence, Ferrieux David, Bruel Christiane, Guervilly Christophe, Rebaudet Stanislas, Danis Kostas, Kopec Lora, Fenollar Florence, Varon Emmanuelle, Vig Véronique, Lasalle Jean-Luc, Ramalli Lauriane, Michelet Pierre, Lagier Jean-Christophe, Persico Nicolas, Brouqui Philippe, Malfait Philippe, Parola Philippe
Eurosurveillance, 2020, vol. 25, n°. 11, p. 1-4