Volume No. :   6

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2018

ISSN Print :  2347-8640

ISSN Online :  2454-2660


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Legionnaires' Disease



Address:   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
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2454-2660.2018.00106.0

ABSTRACT:
Legionnaires' disease is a form of atypical pneumonia caused by any type of Legionella bacteria. The bacterium is found naturally in fresh water.[4] It can contaminate hot water tanks, hot tubs, and cooling towers of large air conditioners.[4] It is usually spread by breathing in mist that contains the bacteria.[4] It can also occur when contaminated water is aspirated.[4] It typically does not spread directly between people and most people who are exposed do not become infected.[4] Risk factors for infection include older age, history of smoking, chronic lung disease, and poor immune function.[5] There is still a low level of clinical awareness regarding Legionnaires' disease 25 years after it was first detected.
KEYWORDS:
Legionella bacteria, Relative bradycardia, Pontiac fever, pneumonia.
Cite:
Sandeep K R, Sandhya Rani B S. Legionnaires' Disease. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2018; 6(4):439-442.
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