Legionnaires ' disease is a severe form of pneumonia — lung inflammation usually caused by infection. Legionnaires ' disease is caused by a. People who get sick after being exposed to Legionella can develop two different illnesses: Legionnaires ' disease and Pontiac fever. Sometimes the bacteria cause a serious type of pneumonia (lung infection) called Legionnaires ' disease. The bacteria can also cause a less.
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Unexplained Respiratory Disease Outbreaks URDO. Diagnosis Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Legionella Legionnaires' Disease and Pontiac Fever: Unexplained Respiratory Disease Outbreaks URDO. The disease typically presents as pneumonia and symptoms may include a high fever, chills, cough, muscle aches, headaches, and diarrhea. Legionnaires' disease Synonyms Legionellosis,  legion fever Transmission electron microscopy image of L. About MedlinePlus Site Map FAQs Customer Support. Epidemiology and pathogenesis of Legionella infection.