Legionnaires’ disease, a respiratory infection, was discovered in 1976 after an outbreak at a convention center in which U.S. city?

Legionnaires’ disease, a respiratory infection, was discovered in 1976 after an outbreak at a convention center in which U.S. city?


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania




If you ever need proof of why it’s important to wash your hands throughout the day and cover your coughs and sneezes, look no further than the discovery of Legionella. The outbreak occurred at a convention for the American Legion, giving those affected a type of pneumonia, which became known as Legionnaire’s disease. The nasty bacteria is also responsible for Pontiac fever, which first appeared in 1968. It wasn’t until the Legionnaire’s outbreak that scientists could connect the dots. With about 5,000 cases of Legionnaire’s reported each year, you better keep your hand sanitizer close. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention




Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city, is notable for its rich history, on display at the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed) and other American Revolutionary sites. Also iconic are the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, immortalized by Sylvester Stallone’s triumphant run in the film “Rocky.”
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