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How does legionella bacteria reproduce itself?

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Intracellular

Legionella bacteria reproduces inside your cells after it has infected them. When enough bacteria have been produced, they burst out of the cell to infect other cells and kill the original cell they were in.

In brief: Intracellular

Legionella bacteria reproduces inside your cells after it has infected them. When enough bacteria have been produced, they burst out of the cell to infect other cells and kill the original cell they were in.
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