What is Legionnaires?
Legionnaire’s Disease is a severe form of bacterial pneumonia which can be serious and even life threatening. Legionnaire’s Disease was first identified at an American Legion meeting at a hotel in Philadelphia in 1976.
The most likely method of contracting Legionnaire’s Disease is by inhaling water droplets or vapor which contain the legionella bacteria. The same bacteria also causes a milder illness which resembles the flu and is called Pontiac Fever.