Legionnaires' disease

ATLANTA -- This colorized scanning electron micrograph depicts a large grouping of gram-negative legionella pneumophila bacteria under a moderately-high magnification. Legionnaires' disease, described as a serious and sometimes fatal form of pneumonia, is contracted by breathing in small droplets of water contaminated with the legionella bacteria. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention photo by Janice Haney Carr)

PHOTO BY: Janice Haney Carr
VIRIN: 120613-F-IT459-001.JPG
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