Legionnaires Disease is a potentially fatal form of
pneumonia and everyone is potentially at risk
Outbreaks of the illness occur from exposure to Legionella bacteria growing in purpose-built water systems such as cooling towers, hot and cold water systems (tanks and cylinders) and spa pools. If not maintained in accordance with ACoP(L8) these systems become contaminated with bacteria and potentially Legionella.
Once the Legionella bacteria reaches sufficient
numbers it is normally contracted by inhaling small
water droplets suspended in the air and
containing the bacteria.
WHO IS MOST
Legionnaires Disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia and everyone is potentially at risk to infection. The risk increases with age but some people are more susceptible. The risk increases with age, people over 45, smokers, heavy drinkers, people suffering from chronic respiratory or kidney disease, diabetes, lung and heart disease and anyone with an impaired immune system.
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