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What causes legionaires disease?

Legionella pneumophila

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How does l.p cause disease?

by secreting an enzyme that catalyzes the addition and removal of AMP on the Rab 1 protein; adenylation causes constitutively active; leads to the production of membrane organelles that protect bacteria

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