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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The outbreak, which remains the largest community-associated outbreak of LD in United States, was later linked to the cooling system of the hosting hotel, and a bacterium classified as L.
Subsequently, mesocosm experiments simulating environmental conditions will help to understand the impact of bacterial symbionts of amoebae on L.
The aim of this study was to investigate the distribution of MAb subtypes among environmental L.
The researchers used the French population as the reference for the incidence analysis and they conducted a case control study - with four anti-TNF-alpha-treated controls per case - to investigate the risk of newly diagnosed cases of L.
by cultivation on selective media, followed by direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) staining for L.
El objetivo de esta minirevision fue describir las manifestaciones y presentaciones clinicas de la infeccion causada por L.
Approximately 75 per cent of Legionella infections are caused by L.
Of the strains identified from the cooling tower samples, three were L.
The level of evidence of this study corresponds to level III, because L.
Waterborne disease outbreaks associated with environmental and undetermined water exposures * (n = 18), by state or jurisdiction and month of first case onset--Waterborne Disease and Outbreak Surveillance System, United States, 2011-2012 Exposure state/ Month Year Etiology Predominant Jurisdiction ([dagger]) illness ([section]) Colorado May 2011 Giardia AGI intestinalis Florida Oct 2011 L.
The predominant species responsible for disease in New Zealand are L.