legionnaire's disease


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legionnaire's disease

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legionnaires' disease

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(Pathology) a serious, sometimes fatal, infection, caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophila, which has symptoms similar to those of pneumonia: believed to be spread by inhalation of contaminated water vapour from showers and air-conditioning plants
[C20: after the outbreak at a meeting of the American Legion at Philadelphia in 1976]
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legionnaire's disease

legionnaires' disease nmorbo or malattia del legionario, legionellosi f inv
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Professor Nick Phin, head of Legionnaire's disease surveillance at the HPA, said: "People over the age of 50 with underlying health conditions who develop 'flu like' symptoms or shortness of breath should seek medical attention in such circumstances generally but particularly if they have recently returned from an overseas holiday.
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The symptoms of legionnaire's disease are similar to the symptoms of the flu.
Legionnaire's disease is contracted by breathing in contaminated water droplets.
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It led to the worst outbreak of legionnaire's disease in Britain, killing six women and one man and infecting nearly 200 other people, Preston Crown Court heard.
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MIAMI -- Two recent guests of Miami's Epic Hotel who may have contracted Legionnaire's Disease from the improperly treated water at the luxury hotel have retained the Miami law firm of Hannon & Boyers to determine if legal action against the property will be taken.