Legionnaires' disease: A brief guide for dutyholders INDG458 (PDF)
This leaflet is aimed at employers and people in control of premises, eg landlords, where man-made water systems are used that could be a potential source for legionella bacteria growth. It will help you to understand the health risks associated with legionella. Legionellosis is the collective name given to the pneumonia-like illness caused by legionella bacteria. This includes the most serious legionnaires' disease, as well as the similar but less serious conditions of Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever.
WHO LEGIONELLA and the prevention of legionellosis (PDF)
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the sources, ecology and laboratory identification of Legionella. It provides guidance on assessment and management of risks associated with potentially hazardous environments, such as cooling towers, pools and spa baths. The document also identifies necessary measures to prevent, or adequately control, the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria for each particular environment.
WHO Water safety in buildings (PDF)
This document provides guidance for managing water supplies in buildings where people may drink water; use water for food preparation; wash, shower, swim or use water for other recreational activities; or be exposed to aerosols produced by water-using devices, such as cooling towers. These uses occur in a variety of buildings, such as hospitals, schools, child and aged care, medical and dental facilities, hotels, apartment blocks, sport centres, commercial buildings and transport terminals.
European Legionnaires' Disease Surveillance Network (ELDSNet)
ELDSNet, which is coordinated by ECDC, carries out surveillance of Legionnaires’ disease (the pneumonic form of legionellosis), involving all EU Member States, Iceland and Norway. It aims to identify relevant public health risks, enhance prevention of cases and monitor epidemiological trends.