|Document ID (ISN)||49387|
|Convention or series no.
||Guidance Note EH 48
Health and Safety Executive
||HM Stationery Office, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, Jan. 1987. 8p. Illus.
||This guidance note discusses Legionnaires' disease (LD) and precautionary measures that can be taken to minimise its occurrence. LD is caused by a bacterium and appears as a form of pneumonia. The case fatality rate is approximately 10%. Contents: medical aspects of the disease; microbiology (the bacterium is widespread in natural sources of water and can colonise certain types of water fitting, pipework and materials used in the construction of water systems); potential contamination sources (recirculating and hot water systems, cooling water systems such as those connected to air conditioning plants); water monitoring; precautionary measures; identification and monitoring; design and selection of equipment and materials; cleaning, maintenance and operation of water systems; protection of personnel, legal aspects; action in the event of an outbreak of the disease.
||United Kingdom; legionellosis; infectious diseases
||hot-water heating systems; contamination monitoring; pneumonia; pulmonary infection; cooling systems; maintenance; data sheet; air conditioning; personal protective equipment; fatalities; legislation; design of equipment; replaced; infection control
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases