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What is the link between Legionnaires' Disease and Pneumonia

November 4, 2019 at 2:29 PM

Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia, but what exactly is pneumonia?

Pneumonia is the name given to an inflammation of the tissue in one or both lungs. Your lungs are made up of air sacs known as alveoli and when these are affected – in the case of Legionnaires’ by bacterial infection – they become inflamed and may fill with fluid or pus causing symptoms such as a cough, chills, fever and difficulty in breathing.

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