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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Public Health Wales (PHW), in collaboration with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and environmental health officers from seven South Wales local authorities, is investigating an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease clustered around the Heads of the Valleys corridor," a PHW spokesman said.
A patient at the Chester Mental Health Center has been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease, the latest case to be reported in state-owned facilities.
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Legionnaires' disease is a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia.
At least 18 British travellers have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease after returning from the western coast of the Spanish island this summer.
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]).
LEGIONNAIRES' DISEASE is becoming a deadly threat to already-vulnerable patients in health care facilities where water systems are not maintained.
Legionella is a waterborne bacterium responsible for Legionnaires' disease, a severe pneumonia that occurs most frequently in susceptible persons, including those aged [greater than or equal to] 50 years, former or current smokers, and those with chronic diseases or immunosuppression (1).
About 5,000 cases of Legionnaires' disease and at least 20 outbreaks are now reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year (Adams et al.
According to CDC, the number of people being diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease in the US grew by nearly four times from 2000 through 2014.
A GRANDAD is demanding answers after contracting legionnaires' disease during a holiday in Bulgaria which left him hospitalised for eight weeks.
NEW YORK, Dhu-AlQa'dah 06, 1436, August 21, 2015, SPA -- A historic hotel's rooftop air-conditioning unit is the source of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak that has killed 12 people and sickened more than 100 in the Bronx, the city's health commissioner said Thursday, according to AP.