Legionnaire's disease and Legionella

Legionella bacteria can cause Legionnaires’ disease which is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia. Everyone is susceptible to infection but the risk increases with age.

Outbreaks of the illness occur from exposure to legionella growing in purpose-built systems where water is maintained at a temperature high enough to encourage growth, e.g. cooling towers, evaporative condensers, hot and cold water systems and spa pools used in all sorts of premises (work and domestic).

Guidance on controlling legionella (source HSI website)

The UK's Health & Safety Executive website provides practical advice and guidance to control the risks from exposure to Legionella in man-made water systems.
Legionella and Legionnaire's disease (source UK HSE website)


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