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Can I take medicinal therapies to treat a legionnaires' disease?

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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Legionnaires' disease is an infection with a legionella bacteria that causes a pneumonia.
It is transmitted in a waterborne fashion, often from cooling towers, humidifiers and such. It is not spread person-to-person. It is treated with antibiotics if found, usually Levofloxacin or azithromycin.

In brief: Yes

Legionnaires' disease is an infection with a legionella bacteria that causes a pneumonia.
It is transmitted in a waterborne fashion, often from cooling towers, humidifiers and such. It is not spread person-to-person. It is treated with antibiotics if found, usually Levofloxacin or azithromycin.
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: No

You need a pulmonologist asap there is effective medication.

In brief: No

You need a pulmonologist asap there is effective medication.
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