[the journey of legionella pneumophila from amoebae to macrophage. reflections on the largest outbreak of legionnaire's disease].legionella, the causative agent of legionnaire's disease (ld), can survive and grow in amoebic cells. free-living amoebae may play a role in the selection of virulence traits and in adaptation to survival in macrophages, and represent an important reservoir of legionella. these amoebae may act as a trojan horse bringing hidden bacteria within the human environments. the community outbreak of ld that occurred in murcia in july 2001, the largest such outbreak ever reported, afforded an unusual opp ...200516524240
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