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Legionnaires' disease

A brief guide for dutyholders

Date of publication:
2012
ISBN:
9780717665006
Series code:
INDG458

This leaflet is aimed at employers and people in control of premises, eg landlords, where man-made water systems are used that could be a potential source for legionella bacteria growth.

It will help you to understand the health risks associated with legionella.

Legionellosis is the collective name given to the pneumonia-like illness caused by legionella bacteria. This includes the most serious legionnaires' disease, as well as the similar but less serious conditions of Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever.

Updated: 2020-08-25