Legionella is a well-known bacterium since 1976, when it caused the first pneumonia epidemic
in a hotel in Philadelphia where a meeting of legionnaires from the Vietnam War took place, hence its name.
From the aquatic habitat in nature, Legionella has migrated to water systems of various kind which are the natural environment where there are optimal conditions for the bacterium reproduction.
The disease that causes legionellosis is contracted via the respiratory tract by inhalation of water aerosol containing the bacterium.
Infection can occur during our everyday life in the shower, in the pool, at ornamental fountains and irrigation systems, or in places where air conditioning is produced by big plants such as cooling towers or evaporative condensers (read more
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