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Is legionnaires' disease common?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

The bacteria that causes legionaires' disease requires a moist environment to grow.
Most cases have been associated with ccontaminate air conditioning units.

In brief: No

The bacteria that causes legionaires' disease requires a moist environment to grow.
Most cases have been associated with ccontaminate air conditioning units.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Troy Sedlmeyer
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Legionnaires' diseases is not that common.
Most people who get sick with exposure to the bacteria have immune deficiencies, lung damage (smokers), age of 65 or older, or work with water cooling systems.

In brief: No

Legionnaires' diseases is not that common.
Most people who get sick with exposure to the bacteria have immune deficiencies, lung damage (smokers), age of 65 or older, or work with water cooling systems.
Dr. Troy Sedlmeyer
Dr. Troy Sedlmeyer
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Legionella rarely affects immunocompetent persons.
Rare outbreaks like the legionairres have been reported in the us, but again it is not very common.

In brief: No

Legionella rarely affects immunocompetent persons.
Rare outbreaks like the legionairres have been reported in the us, but again it is not very common.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine

In brief: No

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), it is estimated that between 8,000 and 18,000 patients are hospitalized for Legionnaire's disease in the us every year. However, these figures may be low as many of these infections go unreported or are unconfirmed.
Infections can occur year round but seem to be more prevalent in the summer and fall months.

In brief: No

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), it is estimated that between 8,000 and 18,000 patients are hospitalized for Legionnaire's disease in the us every year. However, these figures may be low as many of these infections go unreported or are unconfirmed.
Infections can occur year round but seem to be more prevalent in the summer and fall months.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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