Etymology:wad.sworth’i.i.N.L. gen. masc. n.wadsworthii, of Wadsworth, named after V.A. Wadsworth Medical Center after James Wadsworth, and the location where the patient was hospitalized and the bacterium isolated
Edelstein PH, Brenner DJ, Moss CW, Steigerwalt AG, Francis EM, George WL. Legionella wadsworthii species nova: a cause of human pneumonia. Ann Intern Med 1982; 97:809-813.
Anonymous. Validation list no. 11. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1983; 33:672-674.
validly published under the ICNP
According to Bartlett et al. (2022), this species is an established human pathogen.Publication:
Bartlett A, Padfield D, Lear L, Bendall R, Vos M. A comprehensive list of bacterial pathogens infecting humans. Microbiology 2022; 168:0.
The genome of the type strain was sequenced as part of the GEBA (Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea) project.Publication:
Mukherjee S, Seshadri R, Varghese NJ, Eloe-Fadrosh EA, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Goker M, Coates RC, Hadjithomas M, Pavlopoulos GA, Paez-Espino D, et al. 1,003 reference genomes of bacterial and archaeal isolates expand coverage of the tree of life. Nat Biotechnol 2017; 35:676-683.