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Causes of Legionnaires' disease

Primary Cause of Legionnaires' disease

The primary cause of Legionnaires' disease is the result:

  • of an infectious agent.

Legionnaires' disease Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Legionnaires' disease:

Legionnaires' disease: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Legionnaires' disease, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Legionnaires' disease:

Legionnaires' disease: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Legionnaires' disease: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Legionnaires' disease:

Causes of Broader Categories of Legionnaires' disease: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

What causes Legionnaires' disease?

Causes: Legionnaires' disease: Legionnaires' disease is most often contracted by inhaling mist from water sources such as whirlpool baths, showers, and cooling towers that are contaminated with Legionella bacteria. There is no evidence for person-to-person spread of the disease. (Source: excerpt from Legionnaires' Disease: NIEHS_1)

Medical news summaries relating to Legionnaires' disease:

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As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Legionnaires' disease may be found in:


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