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Legionella Awareness Day 2017

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Legionella Awareness Day 2017

We want to encourage older people, people, parents and business owners  to stay vigilant against a potentially deadly disease that has infected over 200 people this year alone.

Legionella Awareness Day on Wednesday 30 August aims to make people aware of the risks of the lethal bacteria.  

The bacteria naturally occurs in water and soil but increased levels can cause Legionnaire's Disease, a serious infection of the lungs that is fatal in one in ten cases.

Once coming into contact with the bacteria symptoms include muscle ache, headaches, fever and tiredness and should be reported to a doctor immediately.

The first known cases of Legionnaire's disease took place at the American Legion's convention in the US in 1976. The outbreak resulted in the death of 32 people and was caused by bacteria in an air conditioning system.

Levels of Legionella are likely to increase when water is recirculated, there is rust, sludge or slime present or water temperature is between 20-45°C. Hoses, swimming pools, spas and hot tubs are a particular risk, making Legionella more dangerous during warmer months.

We want to make people across the UK and beyond aware that Legionella can kill, and that there are simple precautions you can take in order to keep safe.

There is extra significance if you run a businesses or are a landlord as you have a duty to understand and manage Legionella risks.

Please help us raise awareness of Legionella and of the things you can do to reduce the risk by signing up to our Thunderclap.

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Legionella Awareness Day 2017
@LegionellaPaul

Raising awareness of the dangers of #Legionella bacteria and #LegionnairesDisease. Join the conversation and learn how to keep safe this summer #LAD2017

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