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How common is it for somebody to get legionellosis?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Uncommon, not rare
Legionnaires disease was discovered from an outbreak of pneumonia at a hotel in philly of veterans.
The bacterium was found in the air-condition/heating ducts. Old, uncleaned, poorly filtered ducts are still a common source of infection by inhaling the organism. Fortunately, it is quite treatable. Symptoms would be the same as any pneumonia. Fever, shaking chills, prouductive cough, chest pain...

In brief: Uncommon, not rare
Legionnaires disease was discovered from an outbreak of pneumonia at a hotel in philly of veterans.
The bacterium was found in the air-condition/heating ducts. Old, uncleaned, poorly filtered ducts are still a common source of infection by inhaling the organism. Fortunately, it is quite treatable. Symptoms would be the same as any pneumonia. Fever, shaking chills, prouductive cough, chest pain...
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: CDC estimates
8000 to 18000 get hospitalized for legionella in the US each year. Actual numbers are likely higher due to mild cases and unrecognized cases.

In brief: CDC estimates
8000 to 18000 get hospitalized for legionella in the US each year. Actual numbers are likely higher due to mild cases and unrecognized cases.
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
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