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Environmental risk management of pathogens causing atypical pneumonia including legionella for legionnaire's disease & pontiac fever
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'Warm water' systems in apartment buildings a legionella risk

'Warm water' systems in apartment buildings a legionella risk | Legionella | Scoop.it
Leading plumbers fear many of Melbourne's new apartment buildings pose a legionella bacteria risk due to their energy efficient "warm water" systems.
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Ice machine, sinks linked to Legionnaires’ cases at UW Medical Center

Ice machine, sinks linked to Legionnaires’ cases at UW Medical Center | Legionella | Scoop.it
University of Washington Medical Center officials say a second person linked to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease has died.
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DIY warehouse to face manslaughter charges over Legionella deaths

DIY warehouse to face manslaughter charges over Legionella deaths | Legionella | Scoop.it
Three people including Richard Griffin died and 18 more required hospital treatment when they were struck down with Legionella after visiting the DIY discount warehouse in Stoke-on-Trent in 2012.
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Vital Signs: Deficiencies in Environmental Control Identified in Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ Disease — North America, 2000–2014 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Legionella Risks in Building Water Systems

Legionella Risks in Building Water Systems | Legionella | Scoop.it
Well-publicized outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease over the last year have grabbed headlines and spurred regulatory action highlighting potentially significant
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Crise de la légionellose: la CSQ contestera en appel une partie du rapport du coroner

Crise de la légionellose: la CSQ contestera en appel une partie du rapport du coroner | Legionella | Scoop.it
Le rapport du coroner contient, selon la Centrale des syndicats du Québec, des blâmes à son égard à la suite de l'éclosion de légionellose.
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Castleton Swimming Pool forced to close after deadly bacteria found in water

Castleton Swimming Pool forced to close after deadly bacteria found in water | Legionella | Scoop.it
Castleton Swimming Pool has been forced to close its doors after potentially deadly Legionella was found in the water
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Preventing the Next Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease

Preventing the Next Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease | Legionella | Scoop.it
The recent major Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in New York City that sickened at least 127 people and killed 12 could have been prevented through regular cooling tower service and maintenance. But, it’s not just cooling towers that need to be maintained.
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Over 170 people seek legal assistance following Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Portugal - Global Times

More than 170 people affected by an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in November in the Vila Franca de Xira area of Portugal, 20 kilometers east of Lisbon, have sought legal advice about suing the company responsible for the outbreak, Mayor of Vila Franca Alberto Mesquita said Tuesday.
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Légionellose : une demande de recours collectif déposée | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca

Légionellose : une demande de recours collectif déposée | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca | Legionella | Scoop.it
Près de trois ans après la crise de la légionellose à Québec, l'avocat des familles des victimes a déposé une requête pour autorisation d'exercer un recours collectif contre ceux qu'il juge responsables de l'éclosion. L'épidémie est responsable de 14 décès et plus 180 personnes avaient été affectées.
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How Clinical and Environmental Factors Impact Legionella Growth

How Clinical and Environmental Factors Impact Legionella Growth | Legionella | Scoop.it
Laura Cooley, MD, MPH, medical epidemiologist, Respiratory Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial Disease, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explains why Legionella is such a challenging pathogen.
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Cas de légionellose à québec: un spa domestique est en cause

Cas de légionellose à québec: un spa domestique est en cause | Legionella | Scoop.it
L'homme âgé dans la soixantaine, qui réside dans le secteur Lebourgneuf, est toujours hospitalisé.
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We Need A Safe ‘Breathing Water’ Act

We Need A Safe ‘Breathing Water’ Act | Legionella | Scoop.it
By Charles Haas, PhD Forty years ago next month, more than 200 cases of Legionnaires' disease, resulting in 29 deaths, occurred at hotel hosting an American Legion conference in Philadelphia — giving the disease its name and the American public its first media-amplified look at an outbreak. Four decades later we’re still being exposed to…
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Legionella Risks in Building Water Systems

Legionella Risks in Building Water Systems | Legionella | Scoop.it
Well-publicized outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease over the last year have grabbed headlines and spurred regulatory action highlighting potentially significant
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40 years after Legionnaires outbreak, the case for a 'Safe Breathing Water Act' — NewsWorks

40 years after Legionnaires outbreak, the case for a 'Safe Breathing Water Act' — NewsWorks | Legionella | Scoop.it
Forty years ago this month more than  200 cases of Legionnaires disease resulting in 29 deaths occurred at hotel hosting an American Legion conference in Philadelphia http //www cdc
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NYCRR Title 10 Part 4 Replaces NY State Emergency Legionella Laws

NYCRR Title 10 Part 4 Replaces NY State Emergency Legionella Laws | Legionella | Scoop.it
New York State has just passed NYCRR Title 10 Part 4: Protection Against Legionella; a new law that governs Legionella Prevention in cooling towers in NY State.
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Éclosion de légionellose à Berthierville

Éclosion de légionellose à Berthierville | Legionella | Scoop.it
Au moins 15 cas de légionellose ont été rapportés dans la région Lanaudière, à Berthierville, et ce depui
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New standards put in place to prevent Legionella after Flint outbreak

New standards put in place to prevent Legionella after Flint outbreak | Legionella | Scoop.it
During a recent Genesee County Board of Health meeting, Valacak said the county health department has asked for increased testing for the past two years at local three health care providers -- Hurley Medical Center, Genesys Health System, and McLaren Health Care.
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Tunney's Pasture building deemed safe after 2 employees hospitalized

Tunney's Pasture building deemed safe after 2 employees hospitalized | Legionella | Scoop.it
Employees at a Health Canada building at Tunney's Pasture were sent home Thursday afternoon after two coworkers who worked in "close proximity" were hospitalized with "similar health concerns."
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3 Rocklanders affected by Legionnaires'; Chromalloy reopens

3 Rocklanders affected by Legionnaires'; Chromalloy reopens | Legionella | Scoop.it
Chromalloy has disinfected its Orangeburg facility and reopened days after a worker came down with Legionnaire's disease.
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Legionnaires’ Disease Sickens 108 in New York

Legionnaires’ Disease Sickens 108 in New York | Legionella | Scoop.it
A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in New York City in the South Bronx has now sickened at least 108 people and 10 people have died from the illness. Health officials said it is the largest known outbreak in New York City.
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As for recommended control measures, Freije said, “...cleaning, water treatment, minimizing stagnation, and routine inspections for proper operation of the cooling tower and water treatment system.”


Donnelly said that in performing maintenance, you need to look at the whole system including the cooling tower, pumps, and automated controls. “In addition to that you have a regular water treatment program.”

His recommendations are that cooling towers “should at least be checked once a week. Someone should be physically looking at it once a week.”

 

 Nu-Calgon Inc.,“Towers and associated piping and equipment should be physically and chemically cleaned of dirt, sediment, scale, and organic material. There should be an ongoing chemical treatment program using cooling tower biocides/algaecides to prevent all biological growths in the system water. This makes the system inhospitable to a wide range of biological activity, including Legionella. Monthly bacteria testing can be done to ensure control.”


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Clancy, Decker to oversee VA Legionella effort - Pittsburgh Business Times

Clancy, Decker to oversee VA Legionella effort - Pittsburgh Business Times | Legionella | Scoop.it
Infectious disease specialists named to program.
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