Whitepaper: Legionnaire’s Disease in Hospitality: A New Face on a Familiar Problem

Legionnaire’s Disease in Hospitality: A New Face on a Familiar Problem

Legionnaires Disease (LD) and the bacterial agent most commonly associated with it (Legionella pneumophila) first received widespread recognition in 1976, when 34 deaths and an additional 221 illnesses occurred within the Bellevue Stratford Hotel Philadelphia at an American Legion Convention (hence the name Legionnaires Disease). This whitepaper, sponsored by AIG, and authored by Dave Kahane, Founder of Forensic Analytical, is intended to be educational in nature around the risks associated with Legionnaires Disease in the Hospitality and Leisure Industry.