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Table 1 Clinical data during Pontiac fever episodes described in the literature [references]

From: Pontiac fever: an operational definition for epidemiological studies

Reference Source of exposure Incubation period (hours) Episode (duration) Symptoms Type and antibody titers Legionella species
[2] Spa with jacuzzi/pool From 9 to 67 (mean = 38)   Myalgia a, Headache ba, Asthenia, Shivers, Fever, Cough, Nausea, Sore throatc Dyspneac   L. micdadei
[3] Washing with high pressure water    Fever a, Shivers a, Astheniaa, Thoracic pain, Headache b , Myalgia b, Nausea, Cough, Dyspnea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Ocular redness with photophobia Sore throat 1/128 and 1/256 L. pneumophila SGs 1, 3, 4 and 6 and L. londiniensis
[4] Cooling towers 36 to 90 2 - 5 days Fever, Lombago, Arthralgia, Headache, Dyspnea, Asthenia Sore throat Anti-Lp SG71/16 to 1/256 L. pneumophila SG7
[5] Decorative fountains 49 71 hours Fever a Myalgia b, Headache b, Shivers b, asthenia, Back pain Nausea, Cough, Vertigo Cramps Diarrhoeac Vomiting Anti-Anisa: 1/128 to 1/512 L. Anisa
[6] Spa with jacuzzi/pool   1 - 5 days Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Headache, Nausea, Myalgia, Coughc Anti-Lp SG Titer >1/64 L. pneumophila SG6
[10] Cooling towers    Myalgia, Shivers, Asthenia, Fever, Head ache Urinary Ag L. pneumophila SG1
[26] Spa    Fever, Shivers, Thoracic pain, Cough, Nausea Anti-Lp SG6 L. pneumophila SG6
  1. a : symptom met in all subjects ; b : symptoms met the most ; c : symptoms met the least;