‘Legionella … Leeft!’ – ‘Legionalla… is alive!’

DVD 'Legionella... Leeft!' – 'Legionalla… is alive!'The unique DVD ‘Legionella… leeft!’ – ‘Legionalla… is alive!’ is now on sale! The DVD, which is available both in Dutch and with English subtitles, can be ordered for €10 (including postage). If you live outside of The Netherlands an additional € will be charged for postage costs./em>

The 40 minute DVD shows how the legionella bacteria spreads and multiplies in drinking water. The DVD gives a comprehensive overview of the precautions you can take to prevent infection, but also shows how doctors used to diagnose the disease and how much more easily and quickly this can be done nowadays. It also features the tragedies in Philadelphia in 1976 and in Bovenkarspel, the Netherlands in 1999.

Interviews with experts involved in the aftermath of that tragedy clearly show why the diagnosis of ‘a legionella infection’ came too late for many and burdened others with the long-term consequences of Legionnaires’ disease. They tell their story for the first time in these probing interviews. You can also see the stories of surviving relatives of the victims at Bovenkarspel. The DVD shows that since 1999 there are still people being infected every year, including young people!

The subtitle of the DVD ‘2009: where do we stand ten years after Bovenkarspel?’ clearly spells out its message.

How to order the DVD

The DVD ‘Legionella… leeft!’ can be ordered from ‘Friends of Stichting Veteranenziekte’ in Grootebroek for €10. Please transfer your payment to bank account number quoting your name and address as a reference. Also specify whether you would like to receive the Dutch DVD (DVD NL) or the DVD with English subtitles (DVD EN). If you live outside of The Netherlands please send an email to Stichting Veteranenziekte. A member of Stichting Veteranenziekte will contact you with information on how to make payment.

We also published the book ‘Legionella… een ramp!’/’Legionella… a tragedy!’ (available only in Dutch), click here for more information.