How Legionella and Bacteria Thrives and Spreads

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While bacteria is everywhere in our environment, the spread and growth of certain types of bacteria can make you unwell. Legionella, for example, is found in natural water sources like rivers and ponds, and typically remains harmless in these settings. However, when the bacteria occurs in man-made water systems and reaches levels that are harmful, […]

Understanding Legionnaires’ Disease: Symptoms, Causes, and Prevention

When left to grow and spread, legionella bacteria can cause a mild, flu-like illness called Pontiac fever. It can also cause Legionnaires’ Disease, a potentially fatal type of pneumonia that particularly targets the old and weak. As such, it’s particularly important to protect vulnerable people such as hospital patients, the elderly, and children from the […]