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How is legionnaires disease transmitted?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Ihalation

The bacterium Legionella Pneumophila causes most cases of Legionnaire's Disease & is spread when microscopic water drops are inhaled.

In brief: Ihalation

The bacterium Legionella Pneumophila causes most cases of Legionnaire's Disease & is spread when microscopic water drops are inhaled.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine

In brief: Water

Legionella lives in water and is amplified in man made water systems where water is heated and potentially stagnant.
Inhalation of aerosols of this water and or aspiration of water into the lungs can cause the disease. Humidification systems, showers, hot tubs, etc have been implicated. Home systems seem to have low risk.

In brief: Water

Legionella lives in water and is amplified in man made water systems where water is heated and potentially stagnant.
Inhalation of aerosols of this water and or aspiration of water into the lungs can cause the disease. Humidification systems, showers, hot tubs, etc have been implicated. Home systems seem to have low risk.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
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