New CDC toolkit offers tips for reducing germ’s growth, spread in building water systems
June 10, 2016
More effective water management might have prevented most of the Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) investigated from 2000 through 2014, according to a new CDC report.
The guide is aimed at those looking for basic information about Legionella
November 23, 2015
BSRIA has announced the release of its second topic guide on the subject of Legionella, which is available to download for free from its website. The guide is aimed at those looking for basic information about Legionella including definition, history, and prevalence.
No building should be making people sick; however, because of poor maintenance and cleaning efforts, the water in cooling towers has the ability to serve as the breeding ground for a variety of bacteria. One such bacterium is Legionella, the root cause of the recent major Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in New York City.
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.
In light of this year’s multiple Legionnares’ disease outbreaks, water management is essential
October 22, 2015
HC Info has announced a live 60-minute webcast, “Seven Keys for Success in Setting up a Water Management Program,” presented by Matt Freije, scheduled for Nov. 3, 2015 at 8 a.m. PST (11 a.m. EST). He will discuss seven crucial decisions for a successful program.
A Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in New York City in the South Bronx has now sickened at least 127 people, and 12 people have died from the illness. Health officials said it’s the largest known outbreak in New York City.
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.
HC Info has announced a live webcast “Responding to Incidents that Can Result in Legionnaires' Disease,” presented by Matt Freije, which will discuss specific steps to take in response to partial or total building plumbing system shutdowns, discolored water, and other incidents that can result in Legionella spikes.
Proposed Standard Will Establish Minimum Legionellosis Risk Management Requirements
October 9, 2014
A fourth version of ASHRAE’s proposed legionellosis standard is open for public comment until Nov. 10, 2014. Standard 188P, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems, currently under development, will establish minimum legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems.