Legionella

Surprising insight into Legionnaires’ disease

The incidence of Legionnaires’ disease has increased in the past two decades. The natural habitat of Legionella is freshwater biotopes, where they mainly…

Dangerous pathogens use this sophisticated machinery to infect hosts

Gastric cancer, Q fever, Legionnaires' disease, whooping cough–though the infectious bacteria that cause these dangerous diseases are each different, they all…

Complementing conventional antibiotics

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major medical problem worldwide, impacting both human health and economic well-being.

Microarray rapid test speeds up detection in case of Legionella pneumophila outbreak

Legionella are rod-shaped bacteria that can cause life-threatening pneumonia in humans. They multiply in warm water and can be dispersed into the air via…

Automated counting of tumor cells in blood

Both chemotherapy and radiotherapy place a high burden on the patient’s body. Their discomfort could be reduced if it was possible to reliably ascertain the…

Windshield washer fluid a source of Legionnaires

“Washer fluid spray can release potentially dangerous numbers of these bacteria into the air. These results suggest that automobiles may serve as a source of…

Hunt for the Killer Bug

The bacterium that causes Legionnaires’ disease remains difficult to track. French researchers have now developed a new technique that should allow living…

Flu and bacteria: Better prognosis for this potentially fatal combination

Scientists from the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna have provided insights into how much…

Legionnaires' disease outbreak linked to hospital's decorative fountain

When the outbreak of Legionnaires' disease was detected among eight people in southeast Wisconsin, state and local public health officials worked closely with…

UofL researcher determines how Legionnaires’ bacteria proliferate, cause disease

A University of Louisville scientist has determined for the first time how the bacterium that causes Legionnaires’ disease manipulates our cells to generate…

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