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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.
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

NYITCOM expert urges people to take caution of Legionnaires' disease during summer

NYITCOM expert urges people to take caution of Legionnaires' disease during summer

Case of Legionnaires’ disease in the city sparks alerts

Case of Legionnaires’ disease in the city sparks alerts

Dutch scientists discover favorable conditions for growth of Legionella bacteria

Dutch scientists discover favorable conditions for growth of Legionella bacteria

Single enzyme doing the work of a trio could offer precise way to treat diseases

Single enzyme doing the work of a trio could offer precise way to treat diseases

MIT researchers devise new system to genetically engineer viruses to combat harmful bacteria

MIT researchers devise new system to genetically engineer viruses to combat harmful bacteria

Legal-Bay reports that death toll from Legionnaires' disease outbreak in South Bronx rises to 7

Legal-Bay reports that death toll from Legionnaires' disease outbreak in South Bronx rises to 7

Second-generation antibiotic shows promise against common bacterial infections

Second-generation antibiotic shows promise against common bacterial infections

Automated PoCyton cytometer effective for counting cancer cells

Automated PoCyton cytometer effective for counting cancer cells

Challenges involved in tracing the source of Legionnaires’ disease outbreak

Challenges involved in tracing the source of Legionnaires’ disease outbreak

Study: Inactivating polymorphism may influence progression of ovarian and luminal breast cancer

Study: Inactivating polymorphism may influence progression of ovarian and luminal breast cancer

Virginia Tech professor wins Paul L. Busch Award for outstanding work in water quality research

Virginia Tech professor wins Paul L. Busch Award for outstanding work in water quality research

Findings reveal new way to identify non-antibiotic drugs that could help curb bacterial infections

Findings reveal new way to identify non-antibiotic drugs that could help curb bacterial infections

Showers and rivers may play role in the development of Crohn's disease

Showers and rivers may play role in the development of Crohn's disease

Turmoil at VA continues as two more senior officials resign

Turmoil at VA continues as two more senior officials resign

Researchers adapt mathematical tool to help control malaria and other infectious diseases

Researchers adapt mathematical tool to help control malaria and other infectious diseases

Legionnaires may be able to grow in windshield washer fluid

Legionnaires may be able to grow in windshield washer fluid

Scientists uncover bacterial secretion system that allows sharing of genetic material between bacteria

Scientists uncover bacterial secretion system that allows sharing of genetic material between bacteria

New technique detects bacterium that causes Legionnaires’ disease

New technique detects bacterium that causes Legionnaires’ disease