Een keerklepcontrole helpt vermijden dat vervuild water, van bijvoorbeeld de koffiemachine, in de drinkwaterleiding terechtkomt.
Legionella is a bacterium that occurs mainly in (tap)water.
Inflammation with the Legionella bacteria can cause pneumonia.
Contamination at home can be prevented with simple measures.
After infection the first complaints occur after 2 to 20 days.
Every year about 400 people are so severely affected by Legionella infection that hospitalization is necessary. Around 10 percent of people die of the condition.