|Legionnaire's Disease: a potential threat to Jamaica
Legionnaire's Disease is a lung infection (pneumonia) caused by a bacterium named Legionella pneumophila. The name Legionella pneumophila was derived from the original outbreak at the 1976 American Legion Convention in Philadelphia.
... Impact on tourism
A Legionnella outbreak can have a severe impact on our hotel industry, which forms a big part of our local tourist industry. Once a resort or a hotel is suspected of having a Legionella outbreak, the necessary detection and eradication processes...