Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Pneumonia Legionnaire's Transmission

Facts about Legionnaire's disease:

  • Legionella bacteria, which cause Legionnaire's disease, live in lakes, creeks, and rivers.
  • Sources of outbreaks include air conditioning evaporators or contaminated showerheads.
  • Symptoms usually start within a few days after infection.

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Last Updated: May 23, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Pneumonia Legionnaire's References
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