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Infectious diseases, NSW: March 1999 Volume 10 Issue 3

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A cluster of patients with pneumonia due to Legionnaires disease was reported in February this year (Figure 3 and Table 1). The causative organism, Legionella pneumophila, commonly develops in collections of warm water and may infect people who inhale aerosols produced by the cooling towers air conditioning systems in large buildings.