A Conversation for Legionnaires' Disease - a History of its Discovery
amdsweb Started conversation Jan 16, 2003
I really enjoyed this article!
L. pneumophila is also thought to survive within the vacuoles of some environmental waterborne amoebae, which may have an effect on its hardiness. Certainly other species of Legionella are known to infect amoebae, but many aren't pathogenic in humans.
Species known to cause human disease include L. longbeachae, which interestingly is thought to cause a significant number of cases of Legionnaire's disease in Australia. Others include L. midcadei, L. bozemanii and L. dumoffi.
Farlander Posted Jan 21, 2003
you can read more about the bacteria and the disease in A898473 (the legie faq) - it was originally part of this article, but then the sub-ed chopped the article in two 'cos it was too long.
thanks for coming by!
thebazil's blue period Posted Mar 17, 2004
Farlander Posted Mar 18, 2004
thebazil's blue period Posted Mar 22, 2004
my boss is writing a proposal on it - so i get to do research for him. :/
Farlander Posted Mar 23, 2004
Are you just looking up general information, or do you need science journal articles? I've got a whole pile of them, and I can tell you that one of the journals that has the most articles about Legionnaires' is Infection and Immunity! (and what's more, it's free after six months)
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