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Legionnaire's disease
A type of pneumonia usually caused by infection with the bacterium Legionella pneumophila that was first observed at an American Legion convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1976. Symptoms include headache, fever reaching 102–105°F (32–41°C), muscle aches, a generalized feeling of discomfort, cough, shortness of breath, chest pains, and sometimes abdominal pain and diarrhea. Also known as Legionella pneumonia.
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From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Environmental Science.  The Content is a copyrighted work of McGraw-Hill and McGraw-Hill reserves all rights in and to the Content.  The Work is © 2008 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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