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No. It is a bacterial disease that can not be spread from one person to another.

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Where does Legionnaires' Disease get its name from?

The name Legionnaires' Disease (legionellosis) comes from its outbreak during a 1976 Legionnaires' convention in Philadelphia, PA USA.


When was Legionnaires disease first discovered?

The CDC discovered the cause of Legionnaires disease in 1979. This does not mean that this was a new disease. The CDC believes that previous unsloved cases on pneumonia can now be related back to Legionnaires disease.


Can legionnaires disease reoccur?

Yes, Legionnaires' disease can reoccur. This disease is a severe form of pneumonia caused by a bacterium known as legionella.


What is an illness that starts with l?

Legionnaires Disease


How may Legionnaires' disease be said to be a common affliction?

Approximately 10,000-40,000 people in the United States develop Legionnaires' disease annually.


The outbreak of Legionnaires' disease started in what city?

Philadelphia


Is asthma a contagious disease?

Asthma is not a contagious disease.


Is the Addison's disease contagious?

The Addison disease is not contagious.


Is Legionnaires disease contageous?

Legionnaires disease is caused by a bacterium that lives in warm stagnant water. People do not catch it from each other. (That does not prove that it is impossible but it is unlikely.)


In what city did the first outbreak of 'Legionnaires Disease' take place?

Legionnaires Disease first occurred at a convention in a hotel, I believe in Philadelphia PA if I remember correctly.


Why was legionnaires disease given such an odd name?

Legionnaires disease was given its name because of where and when the first cases happened. The first cases were during a convention of the American Legion.


Is fifth disease contagious?

yes fifth disease is contagious


Is chikungunya contagious?

It is not a contagious disease.


Is stargardt disease contagious?

no it is not contagious


What is the difference between an infectious disease and a contagious disease?

Every contagious disease is infectious, but, all infectious diseases are not contagious.


What is the treatment for Legionnaires' disease?

The antibiotic of choice has been erythromycin, sometimes paired with a second antibiotic, rifampin. Tetracycline, alone or with rifampin, is also used to treat Legionnaires' disease


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PinkeyePink eye is a contagious disease.


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Medical Detectives - 1996 Legionnaires' Disease 1-7 was released on: USA: 7 November 1996


Is hydradenitis contagious?

It is a non contagious disease


Is elephantiasis disease contagious?

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Why do you have to eradicate stagnant water your surroundings?

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Yes, this disease is very contagious.


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