Flu-like Legionnaire's disease
is usually caught by breathing in small droplets of contaminated water.
Professor Nick Phin, head of Legionnaire's disease
surveillance at the HPA, said: "People over the age of 50 with underlying health conditions who develop 'flu like' symptoms or shortness of breath should seek medical attention in such circumstances generally but particularly if they have recently returned from an overseas holiday.
Five Legionnaire's Disease
cases were recorded on Teesside in 2008, one in 2009 and six in 2010.
The symptoms of legionnaire's disease
are similar to the symptoms of the flu.
is contracted by breathing in contaminated water droplets.
A patient was diagnosed with Legionnaire's disease
, a rare form of pneumonia, during routine tests after being transferred to the centre, a specialist heart and chest hospital, last week.
It led to the worst outbreak of legionnaire's disease
in Britain, killing six women and one man and infecting nearly 200 other people, Preston Crown Court heard.
Philip John Roberts, 59, from Cross Keys, and Linda Johnson, 52, from Barry, died from Legionnaire's disease
after staying at the Culverhouse Cross hotel.
There was no testing for legionnaire's disease
, like at most hospitals in the country.
Drexler reflects on outbreaks of swine flu, legionnaire's disease
, and AIDS that took people by surprise in the past few decades.
FIRMS in Coventry are being offered advice about the potentially- fatal Legionnaire's Disease
in the wake of outbreaks in Cumbria and Sandwell.
GLENDALE - Two weeks after a Glendale city employee was diagnosed with Legionnaire's disease
, the bacteria that causes it has been found in four city facilities, officials said Thursday.