Two Common Diseases Caused By Legionella

AquaCertBacteria and viruses affect health of individuals. Sadly, these bacteria and viruses breed anywhere even in your water systems. As of now, one of the most common bacteria that can be found in water systems is Legionella.

Legionella are water borne bacteria that can be fatal. Because of this, individuals need to opt for reliable solutions that can help get rid of such bacteria. This type of bacteria can also cause serious health issues. These include the following.

Legionnaires’ Disease

Legionnaires’ disease is very similar to other types of pneumonia (lung infection). Some of the symptoms of this illness are:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Muscle aches
  • Headaches

Apart from that, Legionnaires’ disease can also be associated with other symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, and confusion.

Pontiac Fever

Pontiac fever is another disease caused by Legionella. Some of the symptoms are primarily fever and muscle aches. Symptoms can be experienced between a few hours to 3 days after being exposed to the bacteria and usually last less than a week. Pontiac fever is different from Legionnaires’ disease because someone with Pontiac fever does not have pneumonia.

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