Infection Incidence

By its unique transmission and infection methods, Legionella pneumophila has proved to be a successful pathogen.  Accordingill happy face from Clip Art to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report by The Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, so far this year (as of April 25, 2008) there have been 503 cases of Legionellosis (Legionnaire’s Disease) in the United States.  The CDC puts out reports weekly and in this week’s report (April 25, 2008) it is indicated that there were 20 reported cases.

For a bacterium that was first discovered after gifting itself in an  unexpected batch of not-so-patriotic party favors, Legionella pneumophila is responsible for a significant number of infection in humans everywhere!

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