Legionnaires' Disease

Legionnaires' Disease is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide.

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PATHOGENS

  • Major human Legionella pathogens:
    • Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1, estimated 70-80% of cases
    • Legionella micdadei, second most common in U.S.
    • Legionella pneumophila other serogroups, 2-6% of cases
  • Other Legionella species seen occasionally (see module for details)

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Last updated: February 6, 2019