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Legionairres' Disease Spike

10:57 AM, Jul 12, 2013   |    comments
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Legionnaires' (lee-juh-nares) disease is caused by a type of bacteria, usually found in water. That is why some areas are seeing spikes in the summer. Dr. Frank McGeorge reports from detroit, michigan where a record number of people have come down with the disease... And explains how to protect yourself.

Legionnaires' disease is caused by a bacteria *not* a virus... So it is treatable with antibiotics, the key is early identification.  This is an especially serious disease since the death rate can approach one in three affected individuals.

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