ID#: 16140
This is one in a series of twenty-four images (PHIL 16125 - 16148) captured at a memorial ceremony exhibit entitled, “Honoring Dr. Stephen B. Thacker”. The DVD depicted here, had been created in order to provide viewers with a history of the onset, and investigation into the Legionnaire’s disease outbreak of 1976, which Dr. Thacker was a part. The outbreak of what was to become known as Legionnaires’ disease, began at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The bacterium, Legionella pneumophila, got its name after a 1976 outbreak, when many people, who went to a Philadelphia convention of the American Legion, suffered from this disease, a type of pneumonia. Although this type of bacterium was around before 1976, more illness from Legionnaires' disease is being detected now.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Victoria Burchfield
Creation Date: 2013
Photo Credit: Victoria Burchfield
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.