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LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE OUTBREAK


Legionnaires Disease kills – Are you taking appropriate precautions? Legionnaires’ disease is a serious form of pneumonia caused by legionella bacteria. Infection is caused by breathing in small droplets of water which have been contaminated with legionella bacteria. There are many hundreds of reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease each year in the UK, of which around 12% result in death.

 

It is your legal duty as an employer or person in control of the premises to consider the risk and take suitable precautions to protect your staff or members of the public from the risk of infection.

 

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