I have looked on the CDC website and searched many sites about Legionnaires’ disease. I have questions for my report but can’t get any answers from anyone. If you can help me that would be fantastic! Was Legionnaires disease ever categorized as an epidemic or pandemic? What are some ways Legionnaires Disease was treated in the past? Was there a scientist credited with finding a cure or vaccine?
To answer this question, you have to know the definition of pandemic. If you can’t figure it out, then guess. You have a 50% chance of getting it right. The cure is antibiotics. No one scientist found the cure. The right antibiotic was found by trial-and-error. Our research group conducted the clinical trials and published the medical articles that led to approval of azithromycin and levofloxacin by the FDA for treatment of Legionnaires’ disease.