Legionellosis, also called Legionnaires' disease, is an uncommon severe and sometimes life-threatening form of pneumonia, or lung inflammation caused by Legionella bacteria.
Vaccination available under NIP:
Prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
For information about prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, see healthdirect's Legionnaires’ disease page.
Surveillance and reporting
Legionellosis is a nationally notifiable disease.
We monitor cases through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.
For more on legionellosis in Australia, you can search Communicable Diseases Intelligence.