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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Legionella (Overview)

Legionella is a bacterium that is normally associated with water - air conditioning towers, fountains, hot tubs. This bacteria is associated with legionnaire's disease as well as the milder pontiac fever.


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What's legionella pneumophila?

What's legionella pneumophila?

Legionnaires disease: Legionella pneumophilia is the bacteria that causes legionaires' disease. It was first recognized when it caused an epidemic of pneumonia at a pennsylvania state american legion convention in philadelphia in 1976. Thus the name. ...Read more

Dr. Jimmy Bowen
11 doctors shared insights

Legionella (Overview)

Legionella is a bacterium that is normally associated with water - air conditioning towers, fountains, hot tubs. This bacteria is associated with legionnaire's disease as well as the milder pontiac fever.


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Is legionella eukaryotic or prokaryotic?

Is  legionella eukaryotic or prokaryotic?

Prokaryotic: Legionella is a bacterium without a nucleus and is therefore a prokaryote. ...Read more

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Is giardia lamblia flagellated protozoan parasite contagious?

Is giardia lamblia flagellated protozoan parasite contagious?

Giardia: This organism lives in many water sources, and can also be transmitted by the fecal-oral route often on the hands of food preparers or servers. It is a commonly underdiagnosed cause of gastrointestinal infection. ...Read more

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What is legionella pneumonia disease?

Pneumonia: Pneumonia cause by the germ legionella. It is not all that different from any other pneumonia, although it can be very severe and can be associated with GI symptoms, and at times neurologic symptoms more often than other pneumonias. It is treated with antibiotics and support much like other pneumonias. ...Read more

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Is Enterobacter aerogenes contagious?

Is Enterobacter aerogenes contagious?

Yes: Enterobacter aerogenes is a bacteria that can cause a variety of infections such as urinary tract infections, sepsis, pneumonia, skin/wound infections. It typically does not occur in people who are otherwise healthy. It can be picked up by patients who are hospitalized, particularly in an intensive care unit. It can be picked up from contaminated surfaces. Antibiotic resistance can be a problem. ...Read more

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Is samonella poisoning contageous?

Is samonella poisoning contageous?

Yes it is: If food is contaminated by salmonella, anyone who eats that food can become ill. Also it can be transmitted person-to-person by the fecal-oral route. Strict hand-washing is needed. Also keeping raw meat, etc separate from other foods is wise -- as is having separate cutting boards, etc. http://tinyurl.com/k8894u5. ...Read more

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Is mycobacterium avium contagious?

Is mycobacterium avium contagious?

M. Avium: non- tuberculous mycobacterium such as avium and many other mycobacterial species are not transmitted from person to person ...Read more

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Is campylobacter jejuni contagious?

Is campylobacter jejuni contagious?

Yes, but: It is more likely to come from an infected animal such as poultry than from another person infected with it. ...Read more

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Are legionella bacteria and giardia connected?

Are legionella bacteria and giardia connected?

Completely different: Legionella can live within waterborne amoeba-like organisms, although not aware that it will live within giardia. Giardia lamblia is a flagellated amoeba-like organism that lives in fresh water as well. Both of these can produce human disease, but the diseases are very different and unrelated. ...Read more

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How can pasteurella pestis breed?

How can pasteurella pestis breed?

In a host: This bacteria responsible for the plague, grows nicely in rats, humans and some other mammals if it gets inside. It feeds upon the tissue of its host and multiplies. It spreads by coughing, insects, direct contact, etc. It does not breed in the way higher animals breed but divides again and again in the right place. ...Read more

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Hi,Is ureaplasma ureaticum/ureaplasma parvum linked to chlamydia or other bacteria's?

Hi,Is ureaplasma ureaticum/ureaplasma parvum linked to chlamydia or other bacteria's?

Bacteria: Ureaplasma urealyticum is a bacterium belonging to the family Mycoplasmataceae. Its type strain is T960. U. urealyticum is part of the normal genital flora of both men and women. It is found in about 70% of sexually active humans. there is no linkage with any other infections but one can have both infections simultaneously. ...Read more

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Is cryptococcus neoformans a germ?

Is cryptococcus neoformans a germ?

Cryptococcus: The organism is a yeast found in the environment (often linked to pigeon droppings) that can cause meningitis particularly in those with impaired immune systems such as organ transplant recipients and patients with untreated HIV infection. ...Read more

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What is mycobacterium kansasii not mycobacterium tb?

What is mycobacterium kansasii not mycobacterium tb?

A diffeent bacteria: A diffeent mycobacterias causes problems in people that has prior damage on the lung...Bronchiectasis copd, etc but also in persons whose immune system is weak. ...Read more

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Is the yersinia pestis bacteria (plague) transmitted by touch?

Is the yersinia pestis bacteria (plague) transmitted by touch?

Yersinia pestis: Generally not. Person-to-person spread occurs through the respiratory route in patients with plague pneumonia. Most cases are acquired via the bite of infected rodent fleas. ...Read more

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Nonbacterial pneumonia dangerous?

Many causes: Non-bacterial pneumonia is a broad term that could mean lung infection caused by viruses, fungi, TB or chemical/toxic exposures. Prognosis depends upon the cause, extent of lung involvement & immune status of the infected person. ...Read more

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Is MRSA pneumonia contagious?

Yes: Although not that simple. When someone has MRSA pneumonia, the droplets that come out when they cough can contain MRSA. MRSA is not airborne except in droplets and it doesn't survive long outside. It is acquired by touching a person or object that has live MRSA bacteria on it. Hand washing is best for prevention. the patient with MRSA pneumonia should be isolated and wear a mask. ...Read more

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Is citrobacter koseri contagious?

Is citrobacter koseri contagious?

Not contagious: This is a normal bacteria in the intestines. Sometimes it causes urinary tract infection, especially in women. But it isn't transmitted sexually or otherwise. ...Read more

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Is bacterial pneumonia contagous?

Is bacterial pneumonia contagous?

Not generally: It will obviously depend upon the organism causing the pneumonia and the extent of exposure and your immune status. The short answer is that if this is streptococcus pneumoniae, the most common bacterial pneumonia, as a general rule something in your system predisposes you to this and it is likely to already be resident in the back of the throat. ...Read more

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Is staphylococcal pneumonia contagious in a dorm?

? treated in a dorm?: I can't imagine anyone with stap pneumonia being treated in a dorm. Most are isolated in a hospital room during the initial stage of treatment. Droplet precautions (masks and good hand washing) are recommended during the prolonged coughing phase after initial treatment.Staph are present in the environment continuously & a patient may carry the germ for months after successful resolution of the pne. ...Read more