Research suggests professional drivers more at risk of Legionnaires disease

Windscreen wiper water may be the cause of 20% of cases of Legionnaires' Disease in England and Wales, the UK Health Protection Agency says. Yet adding screenwash kills the Legionella bacterium and could save lives, the Agency advised
It was seen that people who spend a long time driving were at higher risk of infection: professional drivers are five times more likely to be infected. A research team of the HPA carried out a questionnaire of people infected. They found that those most at risk were those who drove or travelled in a van, those who drove through industrial areas, and those who spent a lot of time in the car or who often had the car window open.

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