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Legionellosis: epidemiology, management and prevention

Legionellosis or legionnaires’ disease has attracted media attention again with a new outbreak in Hereford (see p7). Legionellosis is an acute bacterial pneumonia most frequently caused by the Gram-negative bacillus, Legionella pneumophila, although other species of legionella have been attributed as causal agents of the disease (Burton and Engelkirk, 1996).

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