Last edited 13 Sep 2021

Community acquired

Water safety in buildings, published by the World Health Organization in 2011, defines community acquired as: ‘Cases of illness that are not acquired in a health-care, travel or domestic (i.e. the patient’s home) setting (Bartram et al., 2007). Community-acquired cases of legionellosis can almost always be attributed to inhalation of aerosols from devices such as cooling towers, hot tubs, industrial equipment and indoor fountains.’

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