Definition of Legionnaires' disease

1. Noun. Acute (sometimes fatal) lobar pneumonia caused by bacteria of a kind first recognized after an outbreak of the disease at an American Legion convention in Philadelphia in 1976; characterized by fever and muscle and chest pain and headache and chills and a dry cough.

Generic synonyms: Lobar Pneumonia

Definition of Legionnaires' disease

1. Noun. A severe form of legionellosis, producing high fever and pneumonia ¹

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Medical Definition of Legionnaires' disease

1. An acute, sometimes fatal, pneumonia-like bacterial infection characterised 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. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Legionnaires' Disease

legionaire's disease
legionary ant
legionella pneumophila
legionnaire's disease
legionnaire hat
legionnaires' disease
legislative act
legislative bodies
legislative body

Literary usage of Legionnaires' disease

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1. Drinking Water Distribution Systems: Assessing and Reducing Risks by National Academies Press, National Research Council (U.S.), National Academies Press (U.S. (2006)
"In an epidemiological study, Kool and colleagues (1999) examined 32 nosocomial outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease from 1979 to 1997 where drinking-water was ..."

2. Effects of the Eruptions of Mount St. Helens on Physical, Chemical, and by Douglas B. Lee (1998)
"L pneumophila is also the species most frequently associated with human disease, accounting for 80 to 90 percent of the Legionnaires' disease reported ..."

3. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Altogether 37 cases of Legionnaires' disease and 23 cases of non-pneumonic ... Twenty-five patients with Legionnaires' disease were associated with an ..."

4. A Melancholy Scene of Devastation: The Public Response to the 1793 by J. Worth Estes, Billy G. Smith (1997)
"Legionnaires Disease had no great impact on the city's or the nation's death rate, but it anticipated an era of AIDS, Ebola fever, Lyme disease, ..."

5. A Melancholy Scene of Devastation: The Public Response to the 1793 by J. Worth Estes, Billy G. Smith (1997)
"Perhaps it is telling that the most recent Philadelphia epidemic to capture the public's imagination, Legionnaires Disease, also afflicted patriotic ..."

6. Indoor Air Pollution: An Introduction for Health Professionals by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Legionnaires' Disease A disease associated with indoor air contamination is Legionnaires' Disease, a pneumonia that primarily attacks exposed people over 50 ..."

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