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On average there are approximately 200 to 250 reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease each year in the UK, although many believe this total is generally underestimated. The disease is caused by the ‘Legionella pneumophilia’ bacteria and is an extremely serious form of Legionellosis, causing high fever and proving fatal in approximately 12% of cases.
On completion, learners will have an increased understanding of Legionnaires’ disease, including the potential consequences of an outbreak and the symptoms associated with the disease. The module also provides information on the relevant legislation and requirements for compliance.
– Recognize the implications of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak
– Summarize how Legionnaires outbreaks can occur in water handling systems
– Identify relevant legislation and the requirements for compliance
– Recognize the role of water handling system owners
– Recognize the role of water handling systems safety providers
– Identify higher risk water handling system
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