Complications of Legionnaires' disease

In some cases,Legionnaires' disease canlead tofurther, life-threatening problems.

Severeinfectioncancause some organs, such as your lungs or kidneys,to stop working properly. Anothercomplication is septic shock . An estimated 10% of otherwise healthy people who develop Legionnaires' disease die due to problems like these.

During 2011 to 2013, there were 84 deaths from Legionnaires disease in England and Wales (including overseas travellers). Most deaths occur in people who are 70 years of age or older.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018