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An acute, sometimes fatal respiratory disease caused by a bacterium of the genus Legionella, especially L. pneumophila, and characterized by severe pneumonia, headache, and a dry cough.
[So called because it was first recognized when an outbreak occurred during an American Legion Convention in Philadelphia in 1976.]
a form of pneumonia caused by bacteria of the genus Legionella, esp. L. pneumophila, typically acquired by inhaling airborne droplets from a contaminated water supply.
[so called from its first reported occurrence, at an American Legion convention in Philadelphia in 1976]
A pneumonia-like infection caught through the inhalation of airborne droplets in a watery atmosphere.
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|Noun||1.||Legionnaires' disease - acute (sometimes fatal) lobar pneumonia caused by bacteria of a kind first recognized after an outbreak of the disease at an American Legion convention in Philadelphia in 1976; characterized by fever and muscle and chest pain and headache and chills and a dry cough|
lobar pneumonia - pneumonia affecting one or more lobes of the lung; commonly due to streptococcal infection
n. enfermedad de los legionarios, enfermedad infecciosa grave, a veces letal, que se caracteriza por pulmonía, tos seca, dolor muscular y a veces síntomas gastrointestinales.