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Legionnaires' disease

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Introduction
Legionnaires’ disease is a serious lung infection that is caused by legionella bacteria.
Symptoms of Legionnaires' disease
The symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease are initially mild, but usually develop into more serious problems associated with pneumonia.
Causes of Legionnaires' disease
Legionnaires' disease is caused by an infection of legionella bacteria in your lungs.
Diagnosing Legionnaires' disease
See your GP if you are concerned that you have symptoms that you think may be the result of Legionnaires’ disease.
Treating Legionnaires' disease
Legionnaires' disease is usually treated successfully with antibiotics.
Preventing Legionnaires' disease
The best way to prevent an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease is to ensure that any water system under your control is properly maintained.