Legionnaires’ Disease at a Dutch Flower Show: Prognostic Factors and Impact of Therapy

After a large outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the Netherlands, we determined risk factors for intensive care unit (ICU) admission and death and the impact of adequate therapy on ICU-free survival among 141 hospitalized patients. Overall mortality rate was 13%, and ICU mortality rate was 36%. Smoking, temperature >38.5°C, and bilateral infiltrates shown on chest…