The bacterium which causes legionnaires’ disease, a pneumonia which is caught by inhaling contaminated water (e.g. from taking a shower). It is never spread person-to-person. One case would represent a serious incident.
Legionella are bacteria. They can be found in all types of water supplies and under certain conditions such as warm temperature and slow movement can proliferate to hazardous levels resulting in the possibility of susceptible people contacting Legionnaires Disease. They can also be found in moist soil and air. In water systems where stagnant water and warm temperatures (22°C to 55°C) are experienced, Legionella can multiply rapidly. There are systems available that can help control Legionnaires Disease hazards through temperature control and through dosing systems utilising chemicals to kill the bacteria.
the motile aerobic rod-shaped Gram-negative bacterium that thrives in centralheating and air conditioning systems and can cause Legionnairs' disease
A genus of bacteria, some species of which have caused a type of pneumonia called Legionnaires Disease.
it's full name is Legionnaires' Disease (Legionellosis) and is a very uncommon form of pneumonia caused by a bacterium that when inhaled may have serious consequences. It is only possible to catch this via a water based aerosol and apart from natural sources the most likely way a single individual can catch this is from a little used shower head. Cooling towers that have not been correctly maintained more often causes larger public outbreaks.
A genus of bacteria of the family Legionellaceae. It currently consists of at least 51 serogroups comprising 34 species. It has the ability to colonize water in distribution systems (heating tanks, cooling towers, air conditioning lines, etc). It can cause disease in humans (e.g., Legionnaires' disease or Legionellosis) that is progressive and sometimes fatal, or a milder form of pneumonic illness (Pontiac fever) that is self-limited (i.e., heals on its own) with respiratory symptoms similar to influenza.
The bacterium responsible for causing Legionnaires' disease. They are a water-associated bacteria and infection is acquired through inhalation of infected aerosols. Legionella is widespread in the environment. It has been found in lakes, rivers, creeks, hot springs and other bodies of waters and soils.
Legionellosis is an infection in humans caused by inhalation of bacterial species of Legionella. This bacteria can cause two types of infections: Legionnaires' disease, which was named for the noted 1976 outbreak in Philadelphia, and Pontiac fever.
A pathogenic bacterium mainly found in stagnant water in man-made water systems that can cause a pneumonia-like illness.
The bacterium that causes Legionnaires' disease. This disease is due specifically to the bacterium Legionella pneumophila found in plumbing, shower heads and water-storage tanks. Outbreaks of Legionella pneumonia have been attributed to evaporative condensers and cooling towers. The bacterium thrives in the mist sprayed from air-conditioning ducts and so it can infest an entire building or airplane. Travelers are especially vulnerable in the closed space within a plane. See the entire definition of Legionella
the microorganism that causes Legionnaire's disease
A genus of bacteria, some specieis of which have caused a type of pneumonia called Legionnaire's Disease.
Over 26 species of bacteria, such as Legionella pneumophila, which can cause the pneumonia-like illness called "Legionnaires' Disease" (after the American Legion convention at which the disease first drew attention).
Legionella is a Gram negative bacterium, including species that cause legionellosis or Legionnaires' disease, most notably L. pneumophilia. Legionella are common in many environments, with at least 48 species and 70 serogroups identified. The side-chains of the cell wall carry the bases responsible for the somatic antigen specifity of these organisms.