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Water bourne disease, Legionnaires disease

Legionnaires disease is a lung condition that is not often fatal, caused by a bacterial disease which lives in humid areas of buildings, including the air conditioning system. Immunosuppressed people are more susceptible to developing pneumonia from breathing in the bacteria, so 3 monthly disinfection of water systems in hospitals where these patients are housed is essential. Non-immunocompromised people can also get sick with the disease, but 6 monthly disinfection treatments of water systems should provide adequate prevention.

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About: Water bourne disease, Legionnaires disease

Date: 16 July 2005

Source: Daily News

Author: Paul H.B Shin

URL: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/local/story/328471p-280763c.html

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