The subject of this project is Legionella, a bacterium responsible for some respiratory illnesses. Legionnaires’ Disease is the most severe form of infection that is characterized by an atypical pneumonia. Legionella is an environmental hazard of great importance for public and environmental health that deserves attention from various fields.
This book was originally published in Portuguese in April 2014. After that we, from SETRI, and all authors started to work to translate the whole ebook that we present freely to anyone interested to read it.
This book was designed and published by SETRI that covers topics such as environmental law in Brazil, public health, risk assessment, environmental risk, microbiological analysis, clinical analysis, risk mitigation, risk prevention and ecological aspects of these bacteria, among other things. This book has the participation of several professionals and experts in different areas of work where Legionella is an issue of concern.
All texts in this book are of responsibility of their authors:
About Legionella origins
General Characteristics of Legionella ssp
Legionella in the medical area, lack of diagnosis in hospitals
Legionellosis as occupational disease
Legionellosis – Laboratorial aspects
Legionellosis and Health Surveillance of Food
HACCP-based Building Water Management Programs
LEGIONELLA – Our CHOICES have CON SEQUENCES…Always!
Legionellaand air conditioning
Legionella: Sustainable building certification (AQUA HQE process)
Legionella, an important discussion in the sustainable construction global movement
Legionella,an unknown enemy in green buildings
The Caution with Legionella within the Hospitality Industry
Legionella analysis in water
Detection of Legionllea sp. by DNA amplification
Some disinfection processes
Legionella Risk Reduction in the UK – does legislation and guidance reduce the number of cases of Legionnaires’ Disease
Legionella in Portugal
Legionella and Legionellosis
The importance of Public Policies and information to address Legionella
Legionella and the legal aspects in Brazil
Negligence in Legionella implies also environmental risks: urban environment threatened
Legionella Risk Assessment: a tool against an epidemic