Drinking from a water fountain in a hospital with Legionella in the water?

I visited a hospital and drank water from the faucet in one of the bathrooms. The hospital has found Legionella in the water. They, say they’re working to control this bacteria. As of today, I feel ok. Do I have to take any measures?


Water in most large buildings contains Legionella. Drinking water poses a risk to only select individuals. Lung disease and smoking are risk factors. Underlying immune-deficiency diseases or organ transplant recipients are also at higher risk. If you have a history of pneumonia or you are a cigarette smoker, you should avoid drinking tap water. Instead, boil water, let it cool and then refrigerate it for drinking. Since you do not have any of these risk factors, you are at little risk and you need not worry.