Legionella bacteria can cause a serious type of pneumonia (lung infection) called Legionnaires’ disease. Legionella bacteria can also cause a less serious illness called Pontiac fever. Legionella bacteria are found naturally in freshwater environments, like lakes and streams. The bacteria can become a health concern when they grow and spread in human-made building water systems like showerheads and sink faucets, cooling towers, hot tubs, decorative fountains and water features, hot water tanks and heaters, and large, complex plumbing systems.
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Carson City, Douglas and Lyon Counties
Carson City Health & Human Services (CCHHS)
Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
Washoe County Health District (WCHD)
All Other Counties
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH)