Legionella Testing in Texas: Protecting the Health and Safety of Your Water Systems Legionella bacteria can be found in water systems and can cause a serious and potentially deadly form of pneumonia called Legionnaires’ disease. Regular testing is important in order to prevent outbreaks and ensure the safety of your water systems. In Texas, Ablabs is a leading provider of Legionella testing services. What is Legionella? Legionella is a type of bacterium that is commonly found in water systems, including hot tubs, cooling towers, and air conditioning systems. It can also be found in natural water sources like lakes and rivers. While it is not usually harmful when ingested or inhaled in small amounts, it can cause serious illness if inhaled in large amounts.   Legionnaires’ disease is a type of pneumonia that is caused by Legionella bacteria. It can cause symptoms like fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, and it can be severe or even deadly in some cases. People who are older, have weakened immune systems, or have underlying health conditions are more at risk of developing serious illness from Legionella. read more