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The National Centre for Disease Control has been advised of two cases (one in June and one in August) of legionellosis in persons who had recently returned from Bali. The public health authorities in Bali have been notified and investigations are continuing. It is an important reminder of the need to ask about recent travel when trying to ascertain the source of exposure for patients diagnosed with legionella infection.
This article was published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence Volume 22, No 9, 3 September 1998.