Legionella Bacteria Found In 2 sinks At WVA Hospital

By WDTV News Staff Published: Apr. 28, 2021 at 12:25 PM EDT HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Bacteria that causes the severe form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires’ disease was detected Tuesday in an administrative building at a state-run hospital, West Virginia health officials said. Legionella bacteria was found in water from two sinks during routine testing at Mildred […]

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Indianapolis Healthplex closes after some members get Legionnaires’ disease

Author: WTHR.com staff Published: 9:28 PM EDT April 11, 2021 INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Healthplex closed temporarily Sunday afternoon after a few members were diagnosed with legionnaires disease. Legionnaires’ disease is a “serious type of pneumonia” that is caused by Legionella bacteria, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, most healthy people exposed […]

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Legionella warning for reopening businesses

Published: 24 March 2021 As Lockdown restrictions start to be lifted across the city, Derby City Council’s Food and Safety Team are reminding businesses of the importance of continuing to manage and maintain the water systems within their business premises. As many businesses have been temporarily closed due to the Coronavirus restrictions, commercial water systems […]

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14 Legionnaires Cases and 1 Death in Union County Prompts Call for Review, Transparency

NEWS PROVIDED BY Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease  Mar 10, 2021, 14:01 ET   UNION COUNTY, N.J., March 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Union County is again battling a rash of Legionnaires’ disease cases with one death reported, mirroring 2019 when 22 cases of Legionnaires Disease resulted in five deaths across the county.  Similar to 2019, the surge in […]

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Mitigating Legionella Concerns in Vacant Buildings

February 1, 2021 Christoph Lohr, PE The current COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated many weaknesses regarding how we design and construct water systems in our buildings. The most critical example is the rise in vacant buildings and the resulting potential for bacterial amplification. As water sits in piping systems, oxidizing disinfectants such as chlorine or chloramine […]

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1 dead, 3 others hospitalized in Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at North Portland apartment complex

Health and Fitness – The Organian Updated 08 January 2021 By Jayati Ramakrishnan | The Oregonian/OregonLive An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at a North Portland apartment complex has sickened four people, Multnomah County health officials said Tuesday. One of those people has died. County officials told more than 100 residents of Rosemont Court on Dekum Street to leave […]

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Legionnaires’ disease in the time of COVID-19

Pneumonia volume 13, Article number: 2 (2021) Cite this article Due to similarities in initial disease presentation, clinicians may be inclined to repeatedly test community-acquired pneumonia cases for COVID-19 before recognizing the need to test for Legionnaires’ disease. Legionnaires’ disease is an illness characterized by pneumonia that has a summer/early fall seasonality due to favorable conditions for Legionella growth and exposure. Legionella proliferate in warm […]

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Biofilm Monitoring – AWT Cooling Subcommittee

Press Release Date:     January 22, 2021 “Biofilm Monitoring: A How-To Guide for Practical Cooling Water Management” makes the cover page of the most recent edition of “the Analyst”, the water treatment industry’s premier periodical published by the Association of Water Technologies. Authored by AWT Cooling Subcommittee Representatives John Caloritis, CWT of The Metro Group, Inc., […]

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Certified Legionella Specialists – ASSE 12080

Press Release  Date:     January 21, 2021 Metro District Manager Mark Botsford, CWT, has become latest member of the Metro team to become a Certified Legionella Specialist per the ASSE 12080 Standard. In April 2020, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) designated the American Society of Sanitary Engineers (ASSE) 12080 Professional Qualifications Standard for Legionella Water […]

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Legionnaires and COVID-19

11 January 2021 – News & Insight  While COVID-19 is at the forefront of people’s minds, Legionella is one hazard that may be overlooked as people return to their workplaces. Legionnaires’ disease – is COVID-19 helping spread this potentially The bacteria thrives in water that is left stagnant between temperatures of 20–45°C and with many […]

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