All about legionella control and prevention of the disease

What is legionaries disease?
A type of bacteria named Legionella, which is a form of atypical pneumonia, causes legionaries disease. The bacteria mainly can be found in fresh water, hot water tanks, hot tubs, cooling towers of air conditioners. The bacteria is named after 1976, after knowing about this disease most of the people moved Philadelphia convention who were already suffering from viral pneumonia a kind of lung infection.


Transmission of these bacteria is by breathing in of aerosolized water and soil, which mainly contains these bacteria. It cannot transform from one person to another person. It can transmit by a surgical wound or contaminated water. This bacterium increases its growth in warm temperature between 26 to 50degreeC.

How to control legionella?
People of many ages are suffering from legionaries disease; the older person is the most affected person of this disease. But legionella control is possible through many antibiotics named- macrolides, ketolides, tetracyclines. Many other antibiotics can be used frequently levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, gemifloxacin, azithromycin. Azithromycin you can use in all ages, for children above 10years you can give tetracycline as prescribed by the doctor.

These two tablets tetracycline’s and erythromycin give you a better result than any other antibiotics, which comes to the American legion outbreak. These antibiotics have outstanding intracellular penetration power in legionella cells, after taking of 4-6 days of azithromycin your body immunity will improve than before. According to a report of 1976, the death was reported 29 and 190 infected.

What is legionella risk assessment?
Legionella risk assessment is experts will protect you, your neighbors, colleagues, and near and dear once by health and safety management process from the harm of the bacteria. By this assessment, you have to maintain an up to date places of business and works for controlling the bacteria and disease.