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Guidelines for Legionella Control in the operation and maintenance of water distribution systems in health an aged care facilities: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0030/444873/national-enhealth-guidelines.pdf A guide by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services: Legionnaires’ Disease: A problem for health care facilities.  [Video] Presentation on the 40th Anniversary of the discovery of Legionella. The two scientists who headed up the investigation in […]

What is Legionnaires’ disease?

Legionnaires’ disease is a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia. It’s caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophila found in both potable  and non-potable  water systems.  Legionella pneumophila is spread by inhalation of contaminated droplets through activities such as showering.   It mostly  affects people with compromised immune systems, including cancer patients, people with chronic diseases and the elderly.

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