Anti-legionella is a term used for measures and means that serve to prevent the spread and growth of Legionella pneumophila bacteria in various water systems. The bacterium Legionella pneumophila is responsible for a disease known as legionellosis or Legionnaires' disease, which can cause serious respiratory infections.
This bacteria is often found in warm water sources such as hot water faucets, shower heads, water coolers, fountains, and other water systems. Because Legionella pneumophila can multiply and spread in water pipes and equipment, it is important to take measures to prevent its growth and spread.
Anti-legionella measures may include:
Maintenance and regular disinfection of water systems to minimize bacterial growth.
Using temperatures higher than 60°C when heating hot water that kills the bacteria.
Use of disinfectants that effectively eliminate Legionella bacteria.
Thorough cleaning and disinfection of shower heads, faucets and other water equipment.
Water quality monitoring and regular testing for the presence of bacteria.
These measures are important, especially in health care facilities, hotels, spas, schools, airports and other places with a greater incidence of the public, where the spread of legionellosis can occur. Maintaining anti-Legionella measures can ensure safe and hygienic use of water systems and minimize the risk of infection.