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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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"Although Legionnaires' disease is rare, it can be a potentially life-threatening illness.
Legionnaires' disease is described by the (https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/legionnaires-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20351747) Mayo Clinic and (https://www.cdc.gov/legionella/index.html) CDC as a "severe form of pneumonia" caused by a bacterial infection.
Legionnaires' disease affects 10,000 to 18,000 people in the United States each year, and about one in 10 who get the disease dies, according to a recent government report.
"There's no evidence we have Legionnaires' disease in the home, or that we have done in our 35 years," he said.
Legionnaires' disease is a rare but potentially life-threatening lung infection that you can catch by inhaling droplets of water from things like air conditioning, hot tubs and spa pools.
An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Wales in 2010 had multiple sources, including a case that was contracted at hospital.
Legionnaires' disease is a severe form of pneumonia, or lung inflammation, that is usually caused by infection by a type of bacteria called legionella.
Symptoms of Legionnaires' disease include a bad cough which doesn't go away, severe chest pain, difficulty in breathing properly, high temperature and feeling as if you have severe flu.
While admitting there is no direct relationship between compliance documentation and stopping Legionnaires' outbreaks, Serrano told the BOMA group, "It's a great step forward in the right direction and that'll help.
Legionnaires' disease is caused by waterborne bacteria inhaled from vapor.
"We are advising people who have travelled or are planning to travel to Palma Nova, in Majorca, to be aware of the signs and symptoms of Legionnaires' disease, which are initially flu-like.
These bacteria were determined to be the etiologic organism of Legionnaires' disease and were eventually named Legionella (for the Legionnaires) pneumophila (Greekpneumon [lung] + philos [loving]).