Legionnaires' disease


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Related to Legionnaires' disease: pneumonia, Pontiac fever, Legionellosis
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acute (sometimes fatal) lobar pneumonia caused by bacteria of a kind first recognized after an outbreak of the disease at an American Legion convention in Philadelphia in 1976

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Legionnaires' disease is a lung infection people can catch by inhaling droplets of water from things like air conditioning or hot tubs.
Legionnaires' disease is described by the (https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/legionnaires-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20351747) Mayo Clinic and (https://www.cdc.gov/legionella/index.html) CDC as a "severe form of pneumonia" caused by a bacterial infection.
Legionnaires' disease is a noncontagious form of pneumonia that affects 10,000 to 18,000 people in the United States each year, and about one in 10 who get the disease dies, according to a recent government report.
Legionnaires' disease affects 10,000 to 18,000 people in the United States each year, and about one in 10 who get the disease dies, according to a recent government report.
On average, there are about 30 cases of Legionnaires' disease in the whole of Wales each year.
Legionnaires' disease is a rare but potentially life-threatening lung infection that can be caught by inhaling droplets of water from things like air conditioning, hot tubs and spa pools.
Many Legionnaires' disease cases are reported worldwide, including hundreds in the United States and Europe each year (8,9).
Legionnaires' disease is a serious lung infection contracted by breathing in small droplets of water containing Legionella bacteria.
The early symptoms of Legionnaires' disease include a flu-like illness.
Public Health England is also investigating four separate cases of Legionnaires' disease identified in the last six months, in case they are linked to a wide community cluster.
Legionnaires' disease is a severe form of pneumonia, or lung inflammation, that is usually caused by infection by a type of bacteria called legionella.
Such outbreaks can range from the life-threatening Legionnaires' disease to itchy hot tub rash.
Cooling tower experts say a new app that allows building managers to make dry runs of their cooling tower inspections will help combat the spread of Legionnaires' disease in the city.
At least 18 British travellers have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease after returning from the western coast of the Spanish island this summer.