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7 risk factors for legionella in a care home

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Legionella is the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease – a potentially fatal condition contracted by inhaling small droplets of contaminated water. It can grow in almost any body of water, but thrives in warm temperatures and unsanitary pipes and storage tanks. Legionnaires’ disease itself is most common in the elderly, with a third of confirmed cases affecting over-70s, according to Public Health England.

For this reason, it’s exceptionally important that care homes assess, manage and control the risk of legionella on their premises. This infographic from water treatment company Brodex is designed to help, describing the factors that facilities managers should consider as part of their legionella risk assessment and control plan.

Legionella is the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease - a potentially fatal condition contracted by inhaling small droplets of contaminated water. It can grow in almost any body of water, but thrives in warm temperatures and unsanitary pipes and storage tanks. Legionnaires' disease itself is most common in the elderly, with a third of confirmed cases affecting over-70s, according to Public Health England. For this reason, it's exceptionally important that care homes assess, manage and control the risk of legionella on their premises. This infographic from water treatment company Brodex is designed to help, describing the factors that facilities managers should consider as part of their legionella risk assessment and control plan.

Score from the experts at Killer Infographics

Visual Communication - 20%
Design - 60%
Content/Script - 90%
Usability - 75%

61%

Final Grade

This infographic highlights some important aspects of water systems that care homes should consider when attempting to prevent the spread of legionella. The information here is important and conveyed in concise, effective language. However, almost none of it is visualized. The photographs do some work to establish the topic of each point, but they're not specific enough to add meaning. The design is clean, though somewhat bland, and the layout is simple and easy to navigate. Overall, we'd give this infographic a D.

User Rating: 5 ( 1 votes)
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