legionellosis

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legionellosis

 [le″jun-el-o´sis]
disease caused by infection with Legionella species, such as L. pneumophila.

Le·gion·naires' dis·ease

an acute infectious disease, caused by Legionella pneumophila, with prodromal influenzalike symptoms and a rapidly rising high fever, followed by severe pneumonia and production of usually nonpurulent sputum, and sometimes mental confusion, hepatic fatty changes, and renal tubular degeneration. It has a high case-fatality rate; acquired from contaminated water, usually by aerosolization rather than being transmitted from person-to-person.
Synonym(s): legionellosis
[American Legion convention, in Philadelphia in 1976, at which many delegates were so affected]

legionellosis

/le·gion·el·lo·sis/ (le″jin-el-o´sis) disease caused by infection with Legionella pneumophila; see legionnaires' disease and Pontiac fever.

legionellosis

[lē′jənelō′sis]
infection with a species of Legionella, which may cause any of several illnesses, including Legionnaires' disease.

Legionellosis

A disease caused by infection with a Legionella bacterium.
Mentioned in: Legionnaires' Disease
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After speculation last week on the source of the outbreak, the hotel said that its 2-year-old cooling tower has been cleaned routinely and that managers acted quickly to get it cleaned again after learning of the Legionnaires' problem.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced statewide emergency regulations to stop the spread of Legionnaires' disease.
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HEALTH officials investigating a case of Legionnaires' disease in a baby which was linked to a home birthing pool have found more contaminated pools.
A FIFTH case of Legionnaires' disease has been reported in Carmarthen.
A third person who visited a downtown Chicago Marriott hotel has died after contracting Legionnaires' disease, Chicago city officials announced late Friday.
A PATIENT being treated for Legionnaires' disease has died in hospital - as the number of people struck by an outbreak in the Midlands reached 16.
Summary: Cases of a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease are expected to peak this weekend.