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Legionnaires’ disease is a microbial infection of the lungs that can be potentially life threatening. It is caused by the legionella bacteria.
Pitt researchers receive $330,000 to examine the effect of silver-coated fixtures on water disinfection

Pitt researchers receive $330,000 to examine the effect of silver-coated fixtures on water disinfection

NYU researchers capture 3D data on human interactions with COVID-19 infection sources

NYU researchers capture 3D data on human interactions with COVID-19 infection sources

Legionella Conference 2020 focuses on prevention of health care-associated waterborne diseases

Legionella Conference 2020 focuses on prevention of health care-associated waterborne diseases

Record number of Legionnaires’ cases in 2018 risk lives, cause cleanup headaches

Record number of Legionnaires’ cases in 2018 risk lives, cause cleanup headaches

Discovery of molecular mechanism behind spread of leishmania infection

Discovery of molecular mechanism behind spread of leishmania infection

Researchers make scientific breakthrough regarding Leishmania virulence strategy

Researchers make scientific breakthrough regarding Leishmania virulence strategy

Scientists find surprising insight into Legionnaires’ disease

Scientists find surprising insight into Legionnaires’ disease

Study finds triple the number of Legionnaire's cases than previously reported

Study finds triple the number of Legionnaire's cases than previously reported

How pathogens are controlled under hypoxic conditions

How pathogens are controlled under hypoxic conditions

Sophisticated molecular machinery is used by dangerous pathogens to infect hosts

Sophisticated molecular machinery is used by dangerous pathogens to infect hosts

Researchers examine how spray from showers and toilets expose us to disease causing bacteria

Researchers examine how spray from showers and toilets expose us to disease causing bacteria

Softening agents added to drinking water may amplify risk of pathogen release

Softening agents added to drinking water may amplify risk of pathogen release

DNA test method can help quickly prevent Legionnaires' outbreak

DNA test method can help quickly prevent Legionnaires' outbreak

New method shows how microbial communities may assemble inside plumbing systems

New method shows how microbial communities may assemble inside plumbing systems

Foil-based measuring chip rapidly detects Legionella

Foil-based measuring chip rapidly detects Legionella

Artificial sweetener sucralose worsens gut inflammation in mice with Crohn's disease

Artificial sweetener sucralose worsens gut inflammation in mice with Crohn's disease

CSU researchers find cause of Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Flint

CSU researchers find cause of Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Flint

Biologists resolve immune protein structure to provide insight into pathogen-defense strategies

Biologists resolve immune protein structure to provide insight into pathogen-defense strategies

Waterborne disease outbreaks can be traced to plumbing systems in buildings

Waterborne disease outbreaks can be traced to plumbing systems in buildings

New water safety program streamlines processes to help healthcare providers reduce Legionella risk

New water safety program streamlines processes to help healthcare providers reduce Legionella risk