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Legionnaires' disease

An acute, sometimes fatal, pneumonia-like bacterial infection characterized by high fever, malaise, muscle aches, respiratory disorders and headache. It is named for an outbreak at the 1976 Philadelphia convention of the American Legion at the Legionnaires' hotel.
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  • Legionella pneumophila infections
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