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  2. Legionnaires disease

    Queensland Health

    Legionnaires disease, also known as legionellosis, is a type of pneumonia (lung infection) caused by the Legionella bacteria which are common in the environment and can be found in creeks, ponds and soil. There are various types of Legionella bacteria, but the main ones that cause disease in people are Legionella pneumophila (often associated with water in cooling towers) and < em> Legionella longbeachae< /em> (often associated with gardening or potting mix). Legionnaires disease is rare in people under twenty years of age. It is NOT an important problem for healthy children or young adults. Usually only a small percentage of people exposed to the bacteria develop the infection. People at high risk of serious illness include those over 50 years of age who smoke cigarettes and people with a weak immune system eg. those with a medical condition such as chronic lung disease, kidney disease, diabetes or cancer.

  3. Legionnaires' disease -


    Legionnaires' disease is a form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria. Symptoms are similar to severe flu symptoms and include dry cough.

  4. Legionnaire's disease (Legionella pneumonia; Pontiac fever)

    myVMC Virtual Medical Centre

    Information on the symptoms, treatment and diagnosis of Legionnaires disease by professional health specialists.

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    Australian Prescriber

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