July 2016

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  • Legionnaires’ Disease outbreaks are increasing


    Legionella bacteria grow in warm water, and Legionella are commonly found in cooling tower reservoirs and in domestic water systems, especially in hot water systems.  When Legionella grows, and Legionella-containing water aerosols are inhaled, susceptible individuals (such as older and/or immunocompromised people) may develop Legionnaire’s Disease.  Control of Legionella includes water temperature control and continuous or intermittent chemical treatment of aerosol-producing sources.  Aerosol producers include cooling […]