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Industrial Hygiene - Legionnaire's Disease, What is It?

Posted by Eileen Watkins on Thu, Sep, 18, 2014 @ 09:09 AM

Those of us who were alive back in 1976 probably remember hearing about a mysterious disease that afflicted approximately 220 individuals who attended an American Legion convention in Philadelphia in July of that year.  Sadly, 35 people succumbed to this "new" disease.  The magnitude of the outbreak prompted an immediate investigation by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), who ultimately solved the mystery and gave the disease the name "Legionnaire's Disease".

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Topics: industrial hygiene, Legionnaire's Disease

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