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What is Legionella? Compliance Water Services

Wed 10:00am 17 Oct 2018
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We've seen and heard of several outbreaks across the planet of Legionnaires' disease caused by the bacterium Legionella. Despite the many deaths and adverse effects, do we really understand what it is? Where it comes from and what causes it? Andrew Clifford and Jonathon Mutch of Compliance Water Services sit down with John Nayler to explain further.

Legionella, water-borne bacteria, grows in environments akin to rivers and fresh waters. It is more commonly found in cooling towers, domestic water and plumbing systems, air-conditioning systems can potentially cause harm to humans. Factors that contribute to the growth of Legionella include temperature and water quality. Regarding temperature, if the water's temperature is between 20 and 50 degrees celsius, this range is considered ideal for growth. There is no such measure that can completely eradicate Legionella, and at present, we cannot vaccinate against it - it is simply always there.

Legionella is not generally caught by drinking; it is in aerosol form which when inhaled and enters the body, attacks the lungs and causes a person to experience fever, flu-like symptoms and severe pneumonia. When Legionella takes off, the most suitable form of treatment for it is antibiotics.

There are basic steps that businesses and homes should take to eliminate Legionella within water systems. One is chlorination, the process of adding chlorine to water to disinfect it and lower the numbers of germs.

When one consumes Legionella, one falls victim to Legionnaires' disease and according to recent statistical research, the mortality rate can be high as 40 percent.

Legionella is out there in water systems and is a ticking time bomb in terms of health hazards. Don't wait until it's too late. Contact the team from Compliance Water Services today on 0429 431 709.




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