ID#: 4762
Captured in 1980, this historic photograph depicted a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who was looking into a microscope, during a Legionnaire’s disease study. The discovery of bacteria from the genus Legionella came in 1976, when an outbreak of pneumonia at an American Legion convention led to 29 deaths. The etiologic agent was named Legionella pneumophila, which placed it in its very own genus.
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Content Provider(s): CDC
Creation Date: 1980
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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