Legionnaires Disease

Legionnaire’s disease was first identified in 1976 in the USA and is generally considered to be a disease of the developed world where the water we use in buildings if not looked after properly can provide an ideal environment for the bacteria. Drinking water with this particular bacteria in it will not cause a problem as it needs to be inhaled in small aerosol particles, even windscreen wash bottles have been implicated! The issue of potting compost has also raised its head in the UK although this is probably one of the commonest ways of contracting legionella in Australia (N.B. This form of Legionella is caused by a different species of Legionella bacteria). Although it is still cooling towers that generate large outbreaks (such as that seen in South Wales over this summer), wherever water is stored, conditions are right and aerosols are produced the risk of Legionella infection exists. Read more

Water Management: Legionnaires Disease

Legionnaire’s disease was first identified in 1976 in the USA and is generally considered to be a disease of the developed world... more »

Advice on legionella

Legionellosis – more commonly known as “Legionaire’s Disease” A potentially fatal infection caused by the... more »

Is there a Legionella risk in your property?

Gregg Masters, Head of Client Services at 4site Consulting explains what you need to know. Evidence suggests that Legionella, as a... more »