What is Legionella
Legionella is a type of bacteria commonly found in natural water sources. However, it can also grow and multiply in human-made building water systems such as showerheads and sink faucets, hot water tanks and heaters, water-cooled air conditioning systems and baths that aren’t drained after use.
When this happens, it can become a health concern and cause illnesses like legionnaires’ disease which is a fatal form of pneumonia and pontiac fever.
The disease is contracted from simply breathing in small droplets of water in the air that contain the bacteria.