Epidemiologic investigation of a restaurant-associated outbreak of Pontiac fever
Legionellosis: Legionnaires' disease (LD) and Pontiac Fever
An outbreak of Pontiac fever
due to Legionella longbeachae serogroup 2 found in potting mix in a horticultural nursery in New Zealand.
Author Dr Kirsty Foster said: "The bacteria which cause Legionnaires' disease and Pontiac Fever
exist naturally in the environment, but problems arise when they contaminate man-made water systems, such as cooling towers, hot and cold water supply systems in buildings and spa pools.
Dozens of other people showed symptoms of Pontiac fever
( a less serious illness caused by the legionella bug.
A new Legionella species, Legionella feeleii species nova, causes Pontiac fever
in an automobile plant.
The culprit is Legionella, which also can cause a less severe illness called Pontiac fever
is a self-limiting influenza-like syndrome; Legionnaires' disease is more severe, has pneumonia as the predominant clinical finding, and is a potentially fatal illness.
More than 800 health club users are to be questioned about a recent outbreak of legionnaires' disease and pontiac fever
There have now been 49 confirmed or probable cases of milder Pontiac Fever
, also caused by the legionella organism, which have been linked to the club.
Other types of recreational waters exposed to animals have been reported as a source of infection in cases of dermatitis, gastroenteritis, meningitis, Pontiac fever
, and leptospirosis.
derived pneumonic infection) and Pontiac fever
(an acute, self-limited febrile illness that has been linked serologically and by culture to Legionella spp.