Legionellosis (Legionella) Information for Health Professionals
- Primary Prevention of Legionella Infections
More about primary prevention, persons at increased risk, and common sources of Legionnaires' disease.
- CDC: Legionella (Legionnaires' Disease and Pontiac Fever) For Clinicians
Information about diagnosis, treatment, prevention, disease specifics, and clinical features from the CDC.
Required Disease Reporting
Healthcare providers and clinical laboratories are required to report cases and suspect cases to the Minnesota Department of Health.
- MLS Laboratory Update: Requesting Lower Respiratory Tract Specimens to Culture for Confirmed or Suspected Legionnaires’ Disease Cases (PDF)
MDH requests that laboratories submit lower respiratory tract specimens from urine antigen positive cases to the MDH Public Health Laboratory for Legionella culture, if indicated.