Legionnaires’ disease

Legionellosis is an uncommon form of pneumonia. The disease has no particular clinical features that clearly distinguish it from other types of pneumonia, and laboratory investigations must be carried out to confirm the diagnosis. It normally takes between two to ten days to develop symptoms (typically five to six days) but very rarely some cases may take two to three weeks to develop symptoms. Patients usually start with a dry cough, fever, headache and sometimes diarrhoea and many people go on to get pneumonia. Read more facts about Legionnaires disease

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Leaflet for managers of tourist accommodation on how to reduce the risk of Legionnaires' disease

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Latest outputs

Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 29 November-5 December 2020, week 49

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Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 15-21 November 2020, week 47

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Peer-Reviewed Publication

Healthcare-Associated Legionnaires' Disease, Europe, 2008-2017

Oct 2020

Publication

Legionnaires’ disease - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018

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Publication

Communicable disease threats report, 31 May -6 June 2020, week 23

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Peer-Reviewed Publication

Short-term effects of atmospheric pressure, temperature, and rainfall on notification rate of community-acquired Legionnaires' disease in four European countries

Jan 2016

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Legionnaires' disease in Europe: All quiet on the eastern front?

Nov 2013

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Legionnaires disease in Europe, 2009-2010.

Mar 2013

Peer-Reviewed Publication

The application of geographic information systems and spatial data during Legionnaires' disease outbreak responses

Dec 2012

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Risk for travel-associated legionnaires' disease, Europe, 2009.

Nov 2012

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Disease networks

European Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Network (ELDSNet)

European Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network (FWD-Net)