It may be that the change in composition of composts in the UK, moving away from peat-based products, could be resulting in species such as Legionella longbeachae
being present in compost and therefore more cases of infection could occur.
The legionella longbeachae
bug is not transmitted from person to person.
Distribution of Legionella longbeachae
serogroup 1 and other Legionella in potting soils in Australia.
Symptoms of Legionella longbeachae include headaches, diarrhoea or a dry cough followed by pneumonia.
The exact way in which Legionella longbeachae infection is passed from compost to people is not known.
Results from a Legionella longbeachae
case-control study in South Australia.
Distinguish the most common chronic illness associated with Legionella longbeachae pneumonia.
Flowchart of solicitation and participation of controls for study of Legionella longbeachae Legionnaires' disease, New Zealand, October 1-March 31, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015.
The 67-year-old Scot was struck down with Legionella longbeachae
two days after suffering the gash while opening the fertiliser.
Fatal case of community-acquired pneumonia caused by Legionella longbeachae
in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.
Drew Murphy, 59, of Bothwell, Lanarkshire, was struck down with legionella longbeachae
just days after opening a bag in his garden.
A cluster of Legionnaires' disease caused by Legionella longbeachae
linked to potting compost in Scotland, 2008-2009.
was first described in Long Beach, California, USA, in 1981; it was isolated from respiratory tract specimens from 4 patients with pneumonia (2).
is a facultative intracellular X-/gram-negative bacillus commonly found in composted waste wood products used in potting mixes.
Australian isolates of Legionella longbeachae
are not a clonal population.