Legionnaire


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Legionnaire,

the title given to retired servicemen.
Legionnaire disease - an acute infectious disease characterized by a severe and often fatal pneumonia; first outbreak occurred at a Legionnaire convention in Philadelphia in 1976.
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Legionnaires' disease is a lung infection people can catch by inhaling droplets of water from things like air conditioning or hot tubs.
"There are 12 lab-confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease, including one death, and 61 probable cases," Georgia Department of Public Health's director of communications Nancy Nydam said in a press release.
The report, carried by a newspaper, had said that a parent, who did not wish to be named, had shared a message claiming that parents had been informed that German International School, located in Dubai International Academic City, would remain closed on Monday because Legionnaires' disease-causing bacteria was found in the water.
Potting compost can harbour Legionella longbeachae, a species of Legionnaires' bacteria.
Legionnaire's disease - discovered in 1976 during a veterans convention in the United States, where 29 people died - is an infection that causes high fever, dry cough and pneumonia.
They were diagnosed with pneumonia, caused by Legionnaire's disease.
Volpe explained how the brow and neck guards helped to protect the legionnaire's head by deflecting the impact of a sword.
'The Legionnaires were beating us up just to show how tough their regiment is.
"The risk of developing Legionnaire's disease for most people is very low but it can lead to severe pneumonia so people who are more at risk of the infection should be aware of the signs and symptoms."
Five Legionnaire's Disease cases were recorded on Teesside in 2008, one in 2009 and six in 2010.
To the Editor: The European Working Group for Legionella Infections (EWGLINET) conducts epidemiologic surveillance of Legionnaires' disease cases associated with travel (1) and provides epidemiologic typing markers of Legionella pneumophila among reference laboratories in collaborating countries.