The bacterium got its name after a 1976 outbreak, when many people who went to a Philadelphia convention of the American Legion suffered from this disease, a type of pneumonia (lung infection). Although this type of bacterium was around before 1976, more illness from Legionnaires' disease is being detected now.
Legionellosis is an acute infection which is caused by a bacterium, Legionella pneumophila. The disease has two distinct syndromic presentations: Legionnaire's Disease (the more severe pneumonic form) and a milder illness - Pontiac fever. Legionella bacteria are found naturally in the environment, usually in water. The bacteria grow best in warm water, such as is found in hot tubs, hot water tanks or parts of the air conditioning systems of large buildings.
People can inhale Legionella when they breathe in small droplets of water in air that has been contaminated with the bacteria. The bacteria are not spread from person-to-person.
Legionnaires disease continues to have the reputation of being an exotic infection. On the contrary, when systematically sought, Legionella species are consistently recognized as one of the common causes of pneumonia. Outside of the research setting, however, confirmed diagnoses of legionellosis are infrequent. This failure to diagnose legionnaires disease in routine practice is largely the result of 3 factors: the inability to clinically and radiographically distinguish legionnaires disease from other causes of pneumonia, the failure to order diagnostic tests for Legionella infection, and the shortcomings of available diagnostic tests. Legionnaires disease is more accurately described as an elusive diagnosis rather than an exotic infection.
Legionnaires' disease can have symptoms like many other forms of pneumonia, so it can be hard to diagnose at first. Signs of the disease can include: a high fever, chills, and a cough. Some people may also suffer from muscle aches and headaches. The symptoms of Pontiac Fever are fever and muscle aches without pneumonia; cases generally recover within 2 to 5 days.
Symptoms of Legionnaire's disease usually develop within two to ten days, most often within five to six days of exposure to the Legionella bacteria. Symptoms of Pontiac Fever usually develop within five to 66 hours of exposure, most often 24-48 hours.
Several laboratory tests can be used to diagnose Legionellosis. The most common method is through urine testing.
People most at risk of getting sick from Legionella bacteria are older people (usually 65 years of age and older) as well as people who smoke, or those who have a chronic lung disease, such as emphysema. People with weak immune systems, such as individuals with cancer or kidney failure, are also at higher risk.
Each year, between 8,000 and 18,000 people are hospitalized with Legionnaires' disease in the U.S. However, many infections are not diagnosed or reported, so this number may be higher. More illness is usually found in the summer and early fall, but it can happen any time of year.
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For the purpose of detoxification, “Drainage therapy” is recommended after the treatment program. It can be applied several times daily, as required. A prerequisite for carrying out drainage therapy is to drink plenty of clean, a non-carbonated and unboiled water, equivalent to not less than 30 ml. per kilogram body weight per day.
The criteria for being cured is the disappearance of giardia cysts in the stools or duodenal contents after treatment. It is recommended that testing is carried out 3-4 times at various intervals (7-8 days).
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