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How does pontiac fever differ from legionnaires' disease?
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Quicker. Milder.
Both are caused by the legionella germ. Pontiac favor happens quicker. It's milder and doesn't have breathing problems like cough chest pain, pneumonia.
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In brief: Quicker. Milder.
Both are caused by the legionella germ. Pontiac favor happens quicker. It's milder and doesn't have breathing problems like cough chest pain, pneumonia.
Good question!
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Jennifer Bontreger
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It is a milder form
Pontiac fever is a milder form of legionnaires' diease, both illnesses caused by the bacterium legionella pneumophila the incubation period is short, from a few hours to 2 days, before the onset of fever and muscle aches.
Persons with pontiac fever do not have pneumonia. They generally recover in 2 to 5 days without treatment.

In brief: It is a milder form
Pontiac fever is a milder form of legionnaires' diease, both illnesses caused by the bacterium legionella pneumophila the incubation period is short, from a few hours to 2 days, before the onset of fever and muscle aches.
Persons with pontiac fever do not have pneumonia. They generally recover in 2 to 5 days without treatment.
Dr. Jennifer Bontreger
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