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Are certain types of buildings more prone than others to have problems with legionellae?

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Yes

Legionella is bacteria that grows in warm stagnated water or moist envirnments.
It has been known to colonize the hot water systems of buildings but has been more recently associated with poorly maintained hot tubs. Infection can lead to life-threatening pneumonia if not treated early but usually respond quickly to antibiotics. Check with your local health dept for more information.

In brief: Yes

Legionella is bacteria that grows in warm stagnated water or moist envirnments.
It has been known to colonize the hot water systems of buildings but has been more recently associated with poorly maintained hot tubs. Infection can lead to life-threatening pneumonia if not treated early but usually respond quickly to antibiotics. Check with your local health dept for more information.
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Unlikely

Unlikely due to health inspections, but any facility which has pools of open water which can become contaminated, or facilities where insufficient attention is paid to routine sanitation.

In brief: Unlikely

Unlikely due to health inspections, but any facility which has pools of open water which can become contaminated, or facilities where insufficient attention is paid to routine sanitation.
Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid
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