Healthy lungs are crucial to your child's well-being. The lungs can get infections that, when serious, can cause chronic and sometimes life-threatening illnesses.
Legionnaires disease can be caught by inhaling mists from water contaminated with the germs. Outbreaks have been traced to exposure from contaminated whirlpool spas, humidifiers, and air conditioning cooling towers and have occurred in hospitals, hotels, and cruise ships.
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