Legionella (Legionnaires' Disease and Pontiac Fever)
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Legionnaires’ (LEE-juh-nares) disease is a serious type of pneumonia (lung infection) caused by Legionella (LEE-juh-nell-a) bacteria. People can get sick when they breathe in small droplets of water or accidently swallow water containing Legionella into the lungs.
Learn steps to control Legionella in commonly implicated sources of outbreaks.
Learn steps you can take to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease
Find toolkit, fact sheets, training, and more water management program resources
Watch six instructional videos on Legionnaires’ disease outbreak investigations