Legionella is a Gram-negative pathogenic type of bacteria. It causes both Legionnaires’
Pontiac Fever is a much milder infection as compared to Legionnaires’
One company that has been helping test for the Legionella bacteria across the Mid-Atlantic region is Sussex Environmental Health Consultants (SEHC). “Most people have heard of Legionnaires' disease, but far fewer are aware of Pontiac Fever,” reported Susan White, Ph.D., CMC, President of SEHC. “Symptoms of Pontiac Fever typically go away on their own without treatment, but it still causes illness. Environmental testing can identify the Legionella bacteria to help prevent outbreaks or pinpoint the source of an outbreak if it has already occurred,” she continued.
SEHC recently sponsored an educational video about Legionella and Pontiac Fever that can be seen at:
To learn more about preventing infectious microbial pathogens, or other environmental and indoor air quality (IAQ) issues, please visit http://www.sussexenvironmental.com, email susan.white@
About Sussex Environmental Health Consultants, LLC
SEHC is a certified woman owned business that provides environmental and health and safety consulting services. The company is located in the Mid-Atlantic and services customers nationwide. SEHC provides solutions to clients ranging from homeowners to international Fortune 500 Corporations.