About legionellosis

Legionellosis, also called Legionnaires' disease, is an uncommon severe and sometimes life-threatening form of pneumonia, or lung inflammation caused by Legionella bacteria. 

Disease type: 
Respiratory
Vaccination available under NIP: 
No
Notifiable disease: 
Yes

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

Last updated: 
14 June 2022