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Description:This phlebotomist was in the process of extracting a blood sample from a field-study volunteer’s right antecubital fossa, during a 1979 Legionnaires' disease epidemiologic investigation.
Legionnaires' disease acquired its name in 1976 when an outbreak of pneumonia occurred among persons attending a convention of the American Legion in Philadelphia. Later, the bacterium causing the illness was named Legionella pneumophila.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Warren Jones
Creation Date:1979
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Links:CDC - Legionellosis Resource Site; (Legionnaires' Disease and Pontiac Fever)
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