U.S. Navy Hosts Legionella Course

FALLBROOK, Calif. — The Naval School of Health Sciences will host the Legionella Prevention Training Course Nov. 5-6, 2003, at its training facility in San Diego. The course will include government and industry guidelines; legal issues; risk education strategies; preventative policies for domestic water systems, cooling towers, and other devices; sampling methodology; interpretation of water test results; outbreak response; domestic water disinfection methods; and case studies. Matt Freije, author of Legionallae Control in Health Care Facilities: A Guide for Minimizing Risk, will be the instructor.

Attendees will also see videos of CNN and CBS Legionnaires’ news coverage, and a documentary about the Philadelphia outbreak in 1976 that led to the discovery of the disease.

For more information on the seminar, call HC Information Resources Inc. at 800-801-8050, e-mail, or visit

Publication date: 09/01/2003

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