Legions of immune cells in the lung keep Legionella at bay

Posted by on June 16, 2016 3:02 pm
Categories: health

A team of specialist researchers believe they have found a major response that helps keep the Legionella infection at bay. Legionella pneumophila is the bacterium that causes legionnaire’s disease. The bacterium preferentially grows within pond amoebae, but can ‘accidentally’ cause serious lung infections in susceptible humans.

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