Legionnaires' disease is a lung infection you can catch by inhaling droplets of water from things like air conditioning or hot tubs. It's uncommon but can be very serious.
You can catch Legionnaires' disease if you breathe in tiny droplets of water containing bacteria that cause the infection.
It's usually caught in places like hotels, hospitals or offices where the bacteria have got into the water supply. It's very rare to catch it at home.
These could be symptoms of Legionnaires' disease.
111 will tell you what to do. They can arrange a phone call from a nurse or doctor if you need one.
A GP may be able to help you.
Ask your GP practice for an urgent appointment.
Tell your GP where you have been in the past 10 days, such as if you stayed in a hotel, spa or hospital.
You may need to go into hospital if you're diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease.
Treatment in hospital may include:
When you start to get better you might be able to take antibiotic tablets at home. Antibiotic treatment usually lasts 1 to 3 weeks.
Most people make a full recovery, but it might take a few weeks to feel back to normal.