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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.
New insights into Legionella pneumophila

New insights into Legionella pneumophila

Environmental tests help predict hospital-acquired Legionnaires' disease risk

Environmental tests help predict hospital-acquired Legionnaires' disease risk

Foot and mouth spreads even further in the UK

Foot and mouth spreads even further in the UK

Legionnaires' disease in Surrey with links to Institute of Animal Health at Pirbright

Legionnaires' disease in Surrey with links to Institute of Animal Health at Pirbright

Summer's here so look out for Legionnaires disease

Summer's here so look out for Legionnaires disease

Scientists show how MRSA sidesteps hospital protection measures

Scientists show how MRSA sidesteps hospital protection measures

Boys are almost twice as likely as girls to burn themselves

Boys are almost twice as likely as girls to burn themselves

Three dead in New Zealand from legionnaires' disease

Three dead in New Zealand from legionnaires' disease

Hospital kept presence of Legionnaires' disease a secret

Hospital kept presence of Legionnaires' disease a secret

Outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at New York hospital

Outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at New York hospital

Diseases caused by the environment

Diseases caused by the environment

Researchers have decoded the genome of Legionella pneumophila, the bacteria responsible for Legionnaires' disease

Researchers have decoded the genome of Legionella pneumophila, the bacteria responsible for Legionnaires' disease

Serious concerns about spa pools and jacuzzis being a cause of Legionnaires’ disease

Serious concerns about spa pools and jacuzzis being a cause of Legionnaires’ disease

Scientists have unraveled the behavior of one key component of bacteria

Scientists have unraveled the behavior of one key component of bacteria