Saturday, 8 August 2015

Legionnaires’ disease in England and Wales: 2014

Legionnaires’ disease is a severe but uncommon form of pneumonia associated with exposure to water systems (natural or man-made) colonised by legionella bacteria.

A new report presents the epidemiological data on cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported in residents of England and Wales where symptoms started during 2014. Comparative data from previous years are included where appropriate.

For details, see Public health England.

Posted by Tim Sandle