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Warming Global Climate Will Accelerate Spread Of Legionella


A warmer climate and Europe’s ageing population create a favourable breeding ground for legionella bacteria, which cause a type of pneumonia known as Legionnaires’ disease, Professor Martin Exner said in an interview. “What we are seeing now is that temperatures are increasing even in cold water, so Legionella bacteria also increase,” said Exner, who is Director of the Institute for Hygiene and Public Health at University Clinic Bonn.