Legionnaire's Disease

Legionnaire's Disease

Legionnaires' disease is a lung infection. It is caused by a germ called Legionella. This infection is a kind of pneumonia, which is a serious lung infection with swelling and inflammation of the lung tissues. The same germ also causes a milder illness. It has signs more like the common flu. This mild form may go away without treatment. The more serious breathing problems will need treatment for you to get better.