Investigation of Legionnaires disease: cases, clusters and outbreaks

This document provides guidance for health protection teams on investigation of cases, clusters and outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease.


Guidance on investigating cases, clusters and outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease

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The guidance brings together information on Legionnaires’ disease from Public Health England and other organisations to:

  • set out roles and responsibilities for public health investigation and enforcement
  • highlight specific considerations for investigation of potential sources of infection in healthcare, travel and community settings, both for single cases and clusters/outbreaks
  • provide a framework for a standardised approach to an investigation which can be adapted to the wide range of individual scenarios typically found in public health incident

Supplementary material and background information is provided in appendices to this document.

Published 28 December 2016