Among other we find Legionnaires disease. It was first identified in 1976 as a result of an outbreak of pneumonia at an American Legion convention. Legionnaires' disease is potentially fatal form of pneumonia and can affect anyone, in theory. Principally it affects those who are susceptible because of age, illness, immunosuppression, and smoking. Yet lately scientists have managed to show how this illness is linked to industrial settings, too.
Recent investigations of the outbreaks show that inhalation of aerosolized water containing Legionella bacteria (which causes this disease) is actually the primary mode of acquiring it. Furthermore, widely reported sources show that outbreaks are linked to cooling towers and others aerosol-producing devices. Cooling towers are particularly dangerous- they can cause large outbreaks due to their capacity to disperse contaminated aerosols over long distance. It is s real risk for people who live close to or are working on the site of a cooling tower.
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