Legionella - Philadelphia in 1976. Legionnaire's disease is...

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Legionella ORGANISM: Genus: Legionella Species: pneumophila GENERAL CONCEPTS: Legionellae are ubiquitous aquatic saprophytes Legionella is a relatively recent discovery in terms of human disease. L. pneumophila , in particular, is the etiologic agent of Legionnaire's disease, first described in
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Unformatted text preview: Philadelphia in 1976. Legionnaire's disease is characterized by cough and fever with radiologic evidence of pneumonia. Legionella is a unique, previously unrecognized bacterium. One might say it is a new organism for an old disease....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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