Research for infection protection
Rod-shaped bacteria (bacilli)

Legionella pneumophila
(bacterium)

 

 

Curved, straight or bean-shaped: bacilli come in many variants and are widely spread.

Legionella pneumophila is a rod-shaped, Gram-negative, aerobic bacterium in the Legionellaceae family.

Legionella pneumophila infections result in Legionnaires’ disease (pneumonia) or Pontiac fever (a short feverish form of Legionnaires’ disease).

Transmission mainly occurs by inhaling aerosols containing legionellae (e.g. from hot water pipes and ventilation systems).


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