Prevention of Legionnaires' Disease - proper design, operation and maintenance of building facilities To ensure a healthy environment in Hong Kong, special attention has been paid to the prevention of Legionnaires' disease in the territory. To this end, the Prevention of Legionnaires' Disease Committee was formed in 1985 to formulate strategies for prevention and the management of the disease in the event of an outbreak in Hong Kong.

The Committee has published a Code of Practice for Prevention of Legionnaires' Disease, providing practical guidelines for buildings and their owners on the proper design, operation and maintenance of building facilities to prevent a possible outbreak of the illness. The latest edition is the 2016 edition.

The Committee also published pamphlets to help the public better understand Legionnaires' disease and its prevention.

For more details on the clinical features, management and prevention of Legionnaires' disease and Pontiac fever, please visit the following Centre for Health Protection websites.