TG08 2015 At a Glance, Legionella
Legionnaires’ disease is the most serious of a number of diseases that can be caused by legionella bacteria. It is generally contracted by inhaling water droplets suspended in the air.
According to the guide, ‘Legionnaires disease is one of the infections caused by Legionella pneumophila (Lp) and other bacteria from the family Legionellaceae. The bacteria are present in the environment in soil and water and can survive and thrive in potable hot water systems. More than 50 species of legionella have been identified and half of these can cause various infections described as legionellosis.’
The guide offers at-a-glance reference information to the issues of legionella bacteria, regulatory and guidance frameworks, risk management to ensure compliance and sources of further information. It is aimed at those looking for basic information about legionella including definition, history and prevalence.
Reginald said: “Despite the serious nature of legionella, the risk of legionnaires’ disease is relatively small. The risks in water systems can be almost eliminated through sensible design decisions and good standards of maintenance. This guide introduces you to the risks and can be used as an initial starting point in understanding how to manage said risks.”
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