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How does a person get legionnaires' disease?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Water supplies

This is very rare, but typically from stagnant water supplies like collecting cistern on rooftops.

In brief: Water supplies

This is very rare, but typically from stagnant water supplies like collecting cistern on rooftops.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: See below

Legionaires' disease is acquired by inhalation or microaspiration of the organisms into the lungs.
The most common mode of spread is when contaminated water is aerosolized by water-cooled heat rejection devices such as air conditioning cooling towers, whirlpool spas, shower heads, water misters and some respiratory therapy equipment. It is not spread from person to person.

In brief: See below

Legionaires' disease is acquired by inhalation or microaspiration of the organisms into the lungs.
The most common mode of spread is when contaminated water is aerosolized by water-cooled heat rejection devices such as air conditioning cooling towers, whirlpool spas, shower heads, water misters and some respiratory therapy equipment. It is not spread from person to person.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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