Territory Stories

Legionella / legionnaires’s disease

Details:

Title

Legionella / legionnaires’s disease

Creator

Northern Territory. Department of Health. Centre for Disease Control

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT

Date

2016-05

Abstract

Legionnaires’ disease (legionellosis) is an infection of the lung (pneumonia) caused by the Legionella bacteria. Exposure to the Legionella bacteria will not necessarily lead to the disease, but the bacteria can cause a type of pneumonia that can be fatal. It can take 2 to 10 days for the symptoms to develop after inhaling the bacteria however symptoms usually appear within 5 to 6 days.

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT)

Language

English

Subject

Legionella pneumophila; Information sheet

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

File type

application/pdf

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Related links

http://docs.prosentient.com.au/prosentientjspui/handle/10137/1230 [Department of Health]

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/833381

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/833399


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