In gram negative bacteria, endotoxins are present in the outer membrane of the cell wall. The lipopolysaccharides are endotoxins that are part of the gram negative bacteria. Since endotoxins are extremely toxic there needs to be caution with Pontiac fever since such toxins can cause shock and even death. Extrapulmonary syndromes can occur once the bacteria of Legionella pneumophila spreads from the respiratory system to the rest of the body. The legionella bacteria has been known to spread to the bone, digestive tract, heart, lymph nodes, liver, kidney and spleen.
Symptoms of the legionella bacteria that have manifested into extrapulmonary syndromes to the rest of the body include: cellulitis, encephalomyelitis, myocarditis, pancreatitis, peritonitis, pyelonephritis and sinusitis.
Environments that have complex or complicated systems for air, pools water or fountains should have in place a method of ridding harmful bacteria such as Legionella. UV or ultraviolet light has germicidal properties that destroys the bacteria and viruses it comes into contact with. Even if you decide to stay out of the pool you can still be protected with the use of a portable germicidal UV energy light to take with you anywhere to disinfect shower and sink water and also drinking water from harmful bacteria and viruses.
Turn off that Pontiac fever and turn on to keeping your weekends illness free- with the portable germicidal UV energy light!