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m-TECH's founder and President, Lee Thacker,  worked for the CDC for 20 years including the time of the Legionnaire's Disease outbreak in 1976. He helped develop the reagents for the first DFA test for Legionella and described the first four serogroups of  Legionella pneumophila. He also produced the first monoclonal antibodies to Legionella.
m- TECH was incorporated in 1984 and began producing and supplying various test kits. m-TECH  specializes in research, manufacturing and distribution of  DFA tests for Legionella pneumophila serogroups and species.

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Legionnaire's Disease was named in 1976 at a American Legion convention in Philadelphia, PA when a respiratory disease affected some of the attendees of the convention. This led to the isolation and identification of Legionnaire's Disease bacteria (LBD). Several distinct serogroups have been identified since then, most of that information has been collected on Legionella pneumophila.
Two Distinct illnesses, Legionnaire's disease and Pontiac fever, have been associated with the Legionella species. Legionnaire's disease is a severe pneumonia. Pontiac fever is a mild, non-pneumonia influenza-like illness. It is not clear why the same casual agent can produce two distinct illnesses. *



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* from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) -  http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/diseases/legion.html
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