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.