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Legionnaires’ Disease in Maine

In the summer of 1976, a group of people attending an American Legion convention in Philadelphia all came down with pneumonia. About six months later, scientists said the cause was a strain of bacteria they hadn’t known about before. They named the strain¬†Legionella¬†and the pneumonia it caused, Legionnaires’ disease. Maine usually sees 10 cases a […]