Due to Corona-break: RKI warns of risk of Legionella in Hotels, fitness studios and swimming pools

Legionella bacteria can cause human diseases – from flu-like ailments to severe lung inflammation. The pathogens are often transmitted by atomized water, such as in showers, Whirlpools, air-humidifier or water taps. Operators should ensure, prior to a re-opening of their drinking water systems, therefore, trouble-free operation, advises the RKI.

Also, Doctors should make sure that in the case of respiratory problems is currently a Legionella infection can be present. There are Test options.

RKI: So Legion die Ellen

Ideal growth conditions for Legionella bacteria at temperatures between 25 and 45 degrees Celsius. When water temperature is above 55 degrees, the growth of the germs, according to RKI inhibited information. In the case of more than 60 degrees, it come to the death of the germs.

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