Serious illness caused by bacteria in air conditioners
Russian doctor Olga Perivalova announced the need to clean the air conditioner periodically to avoid serious illness.
And she confirmed in an interview with Radio "Sputnik", that there are dangerous bacteria that multiply in the filters of air conditioners, meaning that old air conditioners can become an ideal place for the reproduction of pathogenic bacteria.
The use of these air conditioners can lead to contagious Legionnaires' disease, which is similar to inflammatory disease of the upper parts of the respiratory system, and sometimes causes severe pneumonia.
She says, "People who are in air-conditioned offices all summer long think that they are sneezing and coughing, because they are infected with roundworms or even the "Omicron" mutant, but in fact the environment inside the air conditioner filters is humid and warm, very suitable for the reproduction of Legionella bacteria," meaning that air conditioners That which is not cleaned from time to time releases air saturated with these bacteria that cause the spread of Legionnaires’ disease in summer.”
She added that the best way to prevent this disease is to clean the air conditioner filters on a regular basis.
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