FAQ


May

05

2014

Who Are Targets for this Disease?

Anyone can contract Legionnaires’ Disease if they are exposed to Legionella bacteria.  Without proper treatment, the severe bacterial infection of the lungs and respiratory tract can become fatal.  However, some people are more at risk for a fatal outcome than others. Who are targets for this disease? People most at risk of contracting the bacteria are seniors  (65 years of age or older), smokers, or…

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Mar

15

2014

What should I do if I think I was exposed to Legionella bacteria?

What should I do if I think I was exposed to Legionella bacteria? Most individuals who become exposed to Legionella bacteria do not become ill. However, if you have reason to believe you may have contracted the bacteria, talk to your doctor or local health department. Be sure to mention any travel you may have done in the previous two weeks.


Mar

05

2014

Treatments for Legionnaires’ Disease

Legionnaires’ disease can be quite serious and has been known to cause fatalities in 5% to 30% of all diagnosed cases if not treated in a timely manner. Getting treatment Healthy people usually recover from infection over time.  However, a weakened immune system, lung issues, and smoking can cause complications.  And even some healthy people require treatment in order to recover. What is the treatment?…

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