Legionnaires Disease Prevention and Log Book Importance

Legionnaires’ disease is a serious type of pneumonia caused by inhaling aerosolized water droplets containing Legionella bacteria. While not as common as other forms of pneumonia, Legionnaires’ disease can be life-threatening, particularly for individuals with weakened immune systems or underlying health conditions. Thankfully, with proper precautions and maintenance procedures, the risk of Legionnaires’ disease can be significantly reduced. Understanding Legionella Bacteria Legionella bacteria are naturally occurring in freshwater environments like lakes, rivers, and streams. They thrive in warm, stagnant water and can multiply in man-made water systems if not properly maintained. Video Source Common culprits include: Cooling towers (used in …

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