Articles Tagged: Legionnaires Disease

Legionella

Legionella

Legionella is a bacteria found in water that can cause Legionnaires’ disease – a severe pneumonia infection – or Pontiac fever, also known as legionellosis, according to the CDC. An estimated 10,000 to 18,000 people are infected annually in the United States, according to the Legionella.org, but it is rarer in the UK, with most […]


Legionnaires’ Disease – Managing the Risks

Legionnaires’ disease has been in news headlines once again following a deadly outbreak in the south-west of Edinburgh. Although the source of the bug had not been identified, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) served an improvement notice on a company for alleged failures to adequately control the risk of legionella in a cooling tower. […]