A 25-year-old member asked:
Saw a show on tv and they mentioned something called legionnaire's disease. what is that?
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Internal Medicine 27 years experience
6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
Pneumonia: Specifically caused by a bug called legionella. Caused a big scare in the late 70s early 80s when people at legionaire's convention got sick (some died: http://tinyurl.Com/5j7voq). It was feared that this was a very virulent bug, and while it can make you quite sick, most who die from it have serious underlying illness (emphysema, or heart failure) and antibiotics usually work.
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Last updated Jul 20, 2012
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