What is Pontiac fever?

  1. imichelle profile image76
    imichelleposted 7 years ago

    What is Pontiac fever?

  2. Leah Wingert profile image71
    Leah Wingertposted 7 years ago

    Pontiac fever is a milder form of the commonly known legionarries disease.  Due to it orginally being recognized at a legionarrie's conference in 1976 after a mass outbreak of pneumonia.  It is an infectious disease that is not spread person to person but by inhaling a certain bacteria, it's affects resemble the flu, (fever, body aches, etc) but are not treated in the same manner.  Persons who smoke, have asthma or weakened immune systems are more susceptible to the disease.

 
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