Microbiology: Principles and Explorations 9th Edition

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ISBN 10: 1-11874-316-4
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Chapter 21 - Diseases of the Respiratory System - Self Quiz - Page 688: 15


(d) Legionella pneumophila

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The primary reservoir of infection for Legionella pneumophila is contaminated water that becomes aerosolized and can enter into the respiratory system. Legionella pneumophila causes Legionnaires’ disease that is mainly characterized by inflammation of lungs.
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