Forensic Files 01x07 Medical Mysteries Legionnaires' Disease
Isolation of Legionella pneumophila bacterium was announced in the New England Journal of Medicine. The microbe caused an outbreak of the deadly Legionnaires' disease. The fatality rate is variable. It ranges from 5 to 50 percent depending on specific conditions. Symptoms include a cough, shortness of breath, high fever, muscle pains, headaches, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.