Official Statistics

Legionnaires’ disease in England and Wales: 2016

Reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease in residents of England and Wales with onset of symptoms during 2016.

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Legionnaires’ disease in England and Wales: 2016

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Pre-release access list: Legionnaires’ disease in England and Wales, 2016

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Legionnaires’ disease is a severe but uncommon form of pneumonia associated with exposure to water systems (natural or man-made) colonised by legionella bacteria.

This report presents the epidemiological data on cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported in residents of England and Wales where symptoms started during 2016. Comparative data from previous years are included where appropriate.

Published 28 December 2017