Apr
02
2014
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An article examining the serious long-term health consequences of Legionnaires’ disease was published in the Journal of Infection in late January of this year.  The study also looked at health consequences of Q-fever, which causes symptoms similar to Legionnaires disease.

Some of the overlapping symptoms between Legionnaires’ disease and Q-fever include:

  • High fevers
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Non-productive cough
  • Chest pain

The study concludes that “Many Q-fever patients and patients with Legionnaires’ disease suffer from a severely affected health status on one or more subdomains at one year after onset of illness.”  They go on to recommend that a large proportion of the patient population that develops either illness receive additional support during the first year after they become ill.

 

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