Legionelosis, ¿una nueva realidad en la República del Ecuador?

Translated title of the contribution: Legionellosis: A new reality in the republic of ecuador?

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Abstract

Legionellosis is a respiratory disease with environmental origin and worldwide scope. This article describes the main features, epidemiology and distribution of the disease, and the relevance of the analysis in the Republic of Ecuador. It is suggested the study of the disease as one of the possible contributions of pneumonia and the identification of the disease causative agents. The development could promote reduction of mortality due to pneumonia, which is considered one of the leading causes of death in the country.

Translated title of the contributionLegionellosis: A new reality in the republic of ecuador?
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)385-393
Number of pages9
JournalSalud Uninorte
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2015

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