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The summer risk of Legionnaires’ disease

Legionnaires' disease is the disease is caused by bacterium called Legionella, which is found most often in fresh water. Symptoms include pneumonia and, in some cases, the infection can be deadly. Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh says, "Legionnaires' disease is usually not a problem when concentrations are low. Unless you've been directly exposed to it, […]
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