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.

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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)...learn more »