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Legionnaires' Disease and Pontiac Fever (Legionellosis) Topic Guide

Legionnaires' Disease and Pontiac Fever (Legionellosis) Legionnaires' Disease and Pontiac Fever (Legionellosis): Legionella bacteria cause both Legionnaire's disease and Pontiac fever. Legionnaire's disease causes severe pneumonia, while Pontiac fever is a self-limited illness. Legionnaires' disease and Pontiac fever early symptoms include headache, fever, chills, and myalgia. Antibiotics are the typical treatment for Legionnaires' disease.

Legionnaires' Disease and Pontiac Fever (Legionellosis) Topic Guide - Visuals

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Legionnaires' Disease and Pontiac Fever (Legionellosis) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

levofloxacin (oral) Levofloxacin (oral)

Levofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone (flor-o-KWIN-o-lone) antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. Levofloxacin is used to treat different types of bacteri...learn more »

azithromycin Azithromycin

Azithromycin is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, including infections of the lungs, sinus, throat, tonsils, skin, urinary...learn more »

acetaminophen (oral/rectal) Acetaminophen (oral/rectal)

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer. There are many brands and forms of acetaminophen available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »