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Legionnaires’ Disease (Legionella Infection)

 

Authors

Dulebohn S1, Sundareshan V2.

 

Source

StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2017-2017 May 23.

 

Excerpt

In 1976, the year the American Legion Convention was held, marked the discovery of Legionnaires’ disease, a syndrome of pneumonia caused by Legionella. Multiple people got sick at this convention. This sparked an investigation to uncover the culprit. Legionella is an aerobic gram-negative bacillus that is spread through aerosolized water particles. It is a common cause of community-acquired and hospital-acquired pneumonia.

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