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How common is legionnaires' disease in the us?
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In brief: 3200 per year
There are somewhere in the range of 3200 cases reported each year -- but reported cases and actual cases are not necessarily the same number. Many consider this one of the top 3 causes of community acquire pneumonia.

In brief: 3200 per year
There are somewhere in the range of 3200 cases reported each year -- but reported cases and actual cases are not necessarily the same number. Many consider this one of the top 3 causes of community acquire pneumonia.
Dr. Lester Thompson
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Not rare
The annual rate is 180 to 360 cases per million population, or 56, 000 to 112, 000 cases per year in the usa.
Only about 2% to 5% of us cases are currently reported to the cdc. Legionaires' disease causes 0.5% to 10% of all admitted pneumonia cases.

In brief: Not rare
The annual rate is 180 to 360 cases per million population, or 56, 000 to 112, 000 cases per year in the usa.
Only about 2% to 5% of us cases are currently reported to the cdc. Legionaires' disease causes 0.5% to 10% of all admitted pneumonia cases.
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