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First identified as a cause of pneumonia in 1976, following an outbreak of pneumonia among people who had attended an American Legion convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Legionnaires' disease is an acute, sometimes fatal respiratory disease caused by a bacterium of the genus legionella. Here you will find web sites containing information for legionnaires' disease, including outbreak details, as well as the importance of early diagnosis in the treatment process.



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