It is a type of pneumonia that results in the death of about 13% of people who will be infected with Legionella bacteria
These bacteria can also cause a less serious illness (Pontiac fever) which is very similar to a runny nose.
The disease usually develops within 3-6 days, but sometimes it can appear up tο 10 days after the infection of the person. The bacterium Legionella is found in small numbers in our natural moist environment (lakes, rivers, dams) It can survive in a wide range of temperatures (from 6-60 ° C). It cannot multiply at temperatures below 20 degrees while temperatures above 60 ° C, kill the bacterium.
Contrary to temperatures from 20 ° C to 45 ° C where it multiplies easily and can colonize cold or hot water systems hence infect humans.
Breathing air containing Legionella bacteria in invisible aerosol (aerosol).
This aerosol can come from water droplets formed by the head of a running shower, from the mouth of a common faucet, from the emptying of a toilet bowl, from air bubbles in a spa-jacuzzi.
On the contrary, they are found in high numbers in poorly maintained water circulation systems.
Our Laboratories are accredited by the National Accreditation System (ESYD), according to the ELOT EN°ISO / IEC 17025°standard and we perform water analyzes to detect the Legionella bacterium (Accreditation Field Analysis).
Microbiological – Chemical analyzes of water, food and biological purifications are performed in our Laboratories at competitive prices.
Sampling and analysis are performed according to:
WATER SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS FOR Legionella spp
(Ref. No. Διδ 60055 / 2-8-2018 Υπ. Of Health / General Directorate of Public Health and Quality of Life ΑΔΑ: ΨΨΡΜ465ΦΥΟ-ΞΞΓ)
Methods of analysis
ISO 11731:2017 (E)
It is emphasized that: