Who is at risk for Legionnaires’ Disease?

Healthy people are at low risk for Legionnaires’ disease. The likelihood of infection increases in the elderly, particularly for men. An infection is also more likely in someone with other risk factors including: people over 50 years of age, smokers and heavy drinkers, people suffering from chronic respiratory or kidney disease, diabetes, lung and heart disease, renal or hepatic failure, systemic malignancy, immune system disorders, and anyone with a weak immune system.