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18/01/1977 Scientists identify cause of the Legionnaires' disease


Legionella Bacteria

Legionnaires' disease was first observed in 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Among attendees of an American Legion convention held at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel. 182 attendees contracted the disease and 29 of them died. A year later the causative agent was identified as a previously unknown bacterium subsequently named Legionella.
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