legionella


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legionella

(ˌliːdʒəˈnɛlə)
n, pl -lae (-ˌliː)
(Microbiology) any Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Legionella, including L. pneumophila, which causes legionnaire's disease
[C20: New Latin, diminutive of legion, as in legionnaire's disease]
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Noun1.legionella - the motile aerobic rod-shaped Gram-negative bacterium that thrives in central heating and air conditioning systems and can cause Legionnaires' disease
bacteria, bacterium - (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
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Tenders are invited for legionella monitoring and maintenance of water supplies
A bacteria named Legionella was discovered in Illinois Capitol Complex hot water system, according to an official from the Illinois Secretary of State's office.
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Legionella is a bacterium that can be present in many different environments including soil, natural water sources, and building water systems.
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Legionnaires' is caused by the Legionella bacteria in water.
The bar for protecting your building occupants from Legionella and other waterborne pathogens has risen a few notches.
Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties recently had 10 cases of Legionnaires' Disease, a form of pneumonia caused by the bacteria Legionella.
Legionella pneumophila is a major cause of atypical community-acquired pneumonia, which is commonly severe enough to require hospitalization.
People can get Legionnaires' disease or Pontiac fever (collectively known as legionellosis) by inhaling aerosolized water droplets containing Legionella bacteria (Fields, Benson, & Besser, 2002).