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Legionnaires’ disease is an infection of the lungs, caused by the Legionella bacteria. Most often, Legionnaires’ disease is caused by breathing contaminated droplets of water, which is the result of inadequate water systems. The disease is treated easily with antibiotics, provided that treatment is initiated as early as possible. Legionnaires’ disease is serious and requires medical attention; if you suspect having any symptoms, do not hesitate to contact our doctor. Learn more about the symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease.

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1. High Fever

One of the principal symptoms of Legionnaire’s disease is a fever. A fever occurs as a result of your body increase its internal temperature to kill invading bacteria or infections. This symptom isn’t usually serious unless it reaches a high temperature of 102 Fahrenheit or more. For Legionnaires’ disease, the incubation period from the point of infection until the appearance of symptoms is usually around 2 to 10 days, but in rare cases can take up to two weeks. To treat a fever, drink plenty of water and carefully monitor temperature. Contact your doctor if you develop a high fever or a fever that doesn’t go away.

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