Abstract We describe 2 cases of healthcare-associated Legionnaires’ disease in patients in France hospitalized 5 months apart in the same room. Whole-genome sequencing analyses showed that clinical isolates from the patients and isolates from the room’s toilet clustered together. Toilet contamination by Legionella pneumophila could lead to a risk for exposure through flushing.


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Citation Couturier J, Ginevra C, Nesa D, Adam M, Gouot C, Descours G, et al. Transmission of Legionnaires’ Disease through Toilet Flushing. Emerg Infect Dis. 2020;26(7):1526-1528. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2607.190941