Legionnaires' disease (Legionellosis)

Legionellosis is an infection caused by inhalation of Legionella bacteria. Symptoms may range from mild to severe disease, but most diagnosed patients have a severe pneumonia, and this is called Legionnaires’ disease (LD).

The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) is actively involved in this topic. Unfortunately, most information is currently available only in Dutch. Information in English will be added to the website shortly.

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