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Leegionella Ltd

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Public Health Microbiologists



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Leegionella Ltd was founded by two leading national and international experts in public health microbiology:- Drs John V Lee and Susanne Lee (formerly Surman-Lee) formerly of the Health Protection Agency and before that the Public Health Laboratory Service, John as Head of the HPA Water and Environmental Microbiology Research Unit and Susanne as Director of the London Regional Food, Water and Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Services.

Together we have over 60 years' experience in the detection, survival and control of pathogenic micro-organisms in the environment and the investigation and control of outbreaks of water-borne, foodborne and air-borne disease. Leegionella have both been closely involved in the investigation of contamination events and incidents and outbreaks of waterborne and foodborne disease including, E.coli O157, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Campylobacter, Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Salmonella, phages, Cholera, Norovirus, and Legionnaires' disease often working closely with national and international public health authorities, the HSE and local authority environmental health officers.

This gives us a unique insight into the things that can go wrong within food premises, building water systems, industrial and medical facilities and equipment, indoor and outdoor sports and recreation facilities including swimming pools and spa pools, and pharmaceutical premises. As a consequence we have a vast range of experience in the independent auditing of control measures and what can be done to avoid or manage system contamination.

Our expertise includes trouble shooting and giving practical advice on the prevention of contamination events in for example; food premises and water systems especially public buildings including healthcare and leisure premises. Advising on appropriate control strategies following incidents. Auditing of legionella control policies and risk assessments and schemes of control; training courses in legionella awareness; control measures and risk assessment for all grades of staff.

We have expertise in preparing Expert Witness Reports.

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