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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
ISSN: 2454-2660(Online), 2347-8640(Print)
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Sandeep K R
Sandhya Rani B S
Sandeep K R1, Sandhya Rani B S2
1Asso. Professor, Department of Community Health Nursing, Ganga Sheel School of Nursing, Bareilly, U.P
2Asst. Professor, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Ganga Sheel School of Nursing, Bareilly, U.P
Legionnaires' disease is a form of atypical pneumonia caused by any type of Legionella bacteria. The bacterium is found naturally in fresh water. It can contaminate hot water tanks, hot tubs, and cooling towers of large air conditioners. It is usually spread by breathing in mist that contains the bacteria. It can also occur when contaminated water is aspirated. It typically does not spread directly between people and most people who are exposed do not become infected. Risk factors for infection include older age, history of smoking, chronic lung disease, and poor immune function. There is still a low level of clinical awareness regarding Legionnaires' disease 25 years after it was first detected.
Legionella bacteria, Relative bradycardia, Pontiac fever, pneumonia.
Sandeep K R, Sandhya Rani B S. Legionnaires' Disease. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2018; 6(4):439-442.
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