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Targówek. Residents of the block are prohibited from using showers. The cause is legionella

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The “Bródno” Housing Cooperative warns the residents of one of the blocks against the Legionella bacteria. In the announcement, residents of Rembielińska 8A were informed about the ban on using showers until further notice.

“Due to the detection of exceeding the Legionella bacteria standards in the hot water installation in the building at ul. Rembielińska 8a, the Administration of the ‘Wysockiego’ Housing Estate informs that the use of showers is prohibited here until further notice,” we read in the announcement posted on the door of the building.

Residents of a block of flats in Bródno are prohibited from using showersMateusz Szmelter / tvnwarszawa.pl

As we read further, the administration announces “immediate cleaning and disinfection, which may result in the smell of chlorine.” It was also assured that a separate announcement or letter informing residents about the removal of bacteria in the hot water installation would be sent.

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Legionella. Cases and illnesses

Legionellosis – how indicated by the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate in the characteristics of infectious diseases on its website – it is a respiratory disease caused by Legionella pneumophila bacteria, which can survive in water at very different temperatures. The reservoir of bacteria are water reservoirs (natural and artificial) containing bottom sediment or silt, as well as moist soil.

Legionella bacteria occur, among others, in sewage networks, bathing devices, showers, car washes, air conditioners. The most common route of infection is inhalation of contaminated aerosol.

In most cases, legionellosis is curable with antibiotics. Deaths most often occur in older people and people with weakened immunity.

Legionella became famous in the summer in Rzeszów. 23 was confirmed in the capital of Podkarpacie fatal cases Legionella infections.

Main photo source: Mateusz Szmelter / tvnwarszawa.pl

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