Legionaires' Disease

Season 1, Episode 50 -  Air Date: 3/11/2009
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This disease is one of the most famous medical detective stories, especially irritating for its missteps and frustrations. When 180 Legionnaires contract pneumonia-like symptoms after a Philadelphia Convention, and 29 of them die, doctors are mystified. Bureaucratic tie-ups and medical mistakes make matters worse. Twenty years later, all that we know about Legionnaires‘ Disease is that it breaks out every few years somewhere in the world.

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