Enfermedad del legionario- organismo Legionella

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Enfermedad del legionario- organismo Legionella

La enfermedad del legionario fue descrita por primera vez en 1976 después de un brote mortal de neumonía durante una convención de los Legionarios. Al organismo recientemente descrito causante de la enfermedad se le llamó Legionella pneumophila, que aparece en esta fotografía. (Cortesía de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades -CDC- de los Estados Unidos)

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