The Role of Legionella in Indoor Air Quality And Other Related Information

History of Legionella as an Indoor Air Organism

First recognized as a pathogen during an outbreak of pneumonias, and other respiratory ailments, during Legionnaires convention in Philadelphia in 1976.


Two types of illnesses:

Legionnaires Disease
Most severe form of Legionellosis involving a pneumonia
Pontiac Fever
Less severe form of a respiratory illness