Query: NC_013861:3341955 Legionella longbeachae NSW150, complete genome Lineage: Legionella longbeachae; Legionella; Legionellaceae; Legionellales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Legionella longbeachae is the predominant cause of Legionnaires' disease in Australia, but is an uncommon pathogen in other parts of the world. Legionella longbeachae infection has been associated with exposure to potting soil in Australia, the USA, Japan and the Netherlands. L. longbeachae is found predominantly in moist potting soil.
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General Information: This strain (81-176; Penner serotype 23/36) was isolated during an outbreak of campylobacteriosis in Minnesota, USA, due to the consumption of contaminated milk. This organism is the leading cause of bacterial food poisoning (campylobacteriosis) in the world, and is more prevalent than Salmonella enteritis (salmonellosis). Found throughout nature, it can colonize the intestines of both mammals and birds, and transmission to humans occurs via contaminated food products. This organism can invade the epithelial layer by first attaching to epithelial cells, then penetrating through them. Systemic infections can also occur causing more severe illnesses.