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Disease Details

Incubation Period:

  • 2 - 10 days

Transmission Type(s):

Disease Reservoirs

Disease Agents

About Legionellosis

Legionnaires’ disease (LEE-juh-nares) is caused by a type of bacteria called Legionella. The Legionellabacteria are found naturally in the environment, usually in water. The bacteria grow best in warm water, like the kind found in

  • Hot tubs
  • Cooling towers
  • Hot water tanks
  • Large plumbing systems
  • Decorative fountains

They do not seem to grow in car or window air-conditioners.

Read More

Read more about Legionellosis at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Website