Legionella Infection


-  Understand the epidemiology, main clinical aspects, diagnosis and treatment of infection by Legionella;

-  Understand the importance of maintenance of equipment associated with the production of aerosols and disease prevention measures.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Maria de Jesus Fernandes Chasqueira


Weekly - 3

Total - 38

Teaching language



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Herwaldt LA, Marra AR. Legionella: a reemerging pathogen. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2018 Aug;31(4):325-333. doi: 10.1097/QCO.0000000000000468.

Mou QLeung PHM. Differential expression of virulence genes in Legionella pneumophila growing in Acanthamoeba and human monocytes. Virulence. 2018 Jan 1;9(1):185-196. doi: 10.1080/21505594.2017.1373925.

Teaching method

The lectures are taught by teachers of curricular unit, depending on the respective specializations. The form of lecture, in which they will address issues considered essential by providing data to guide students to an individual study.

Laboratory practical classes will enable all students to practice the different methodologies used in the diagnosis and typing.

Evaluation method

Student assessment – Written examination finally multiple choice test of 20 questions (duration 30 minutes) 50%.

Oral presentation and discussion of topics by groups of two students. Themes are distributed in 1st class and the presentation of each theme has duration of 20 minutes 50%.

Subject matter

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