Legionnaires' disease is a type of pneumonia caused by Legionella pneumophila, which was first identified in July 1976, when an outbreak occurred among people attending the 58th annual convention of the American Legion in Philadelphia.
Generally patients with Legionnaires' disease develop fever, chills, and cough that…
Meningoencephalitis (ME) is the term used to denote infection of meninges and subarachnoid space (meningitis) and within brain parenchyma (encephalitis). The infection is followed by release of several inflammatory mediators inside central nervous system (CNS). Etiology of ME can be bacterial, viral or other…
Naegleriasis (also known as primary amoebic meningoencephalitis) is an infection of the brain by the free-living unicellular Naegleria fowleri.
N. fowleri is typically found in warm bodies of fresh water, such as ponds, lakes, rivers, and hot springs. It is also found in soil, poorly maintained municipal water supplies, water…
Q fever is a common zoonosis due to an infection caused by Coxiella burnetii. The infection is acquired via inhalation of droplets from animal urine, feces or placenta. Acute Q fever is a mild illness that may resolve spontaneously. Chronic Q fever is a serious life threatening illness that has a high mortality.