Legionnaires Disease Treatment News and Information

What is Legionnaires’ Disease?

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia which is caused by bacteria known as legionella. People can get the disease from breathing in mist from water that contains the bacteria. The mist may come from hot tubs, showers, or air-conditioning units for large buildings. The bacteria do not spread from person to person contact.

See below for updated news and information regarding Legionnaires’ Disease including new medical research, treatment options and advancements. 

Latest Legionnaires Disease Treatment News and Research

Legionnaire’s Disease Research: INVESTIGATORS IDENTIFY OPTIMAL CONDITIONS FOR GROWTH OF LEGIONELLA BACTERIA

(SOURCE: AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY) - The bacteria that cause Legionnaire’s disease grow well in warm tap water installations with ample dissolved organic matter—conditions that support the growth of biofilms. The research is published January 6thin Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The team of Dutch scientists conducting the research was motivated by large outbreaks of ...
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