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5/11/2018 - Legionnaires' Disease and Pontiac Fever

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Legionnaires' Disease and Pontiac Fever

Friday, May 11, 2018
Legionnaires' Disease and Pontiac Fever

 

Legionnaire's Disease
Harry M. Neill

Today, I’d like to share some information regarding Legionella bacteria and developing a Legionella water management program for your building. Legionella bacteria can become a health problem in building water systems if not dealt with properly. The professionals at 1Source understand Legionella bacteria and can help you develop, implement and evaluate a Legionella water management program.

Please feel free to e-mail me and we can set aside some time to discuss how we can assist you with any Legionella bacteria concerns or questions you may have for your company.

Sincerely,
Harry M. Neill, CIH Vice President,
Mold and Indoor Air Quality Services


Requirement to Reduce Legionella Risk in Healthcare Facility Water Systems

Requirement to Reduce Legionella Risk in Healthcare Facility Water Systems

Certain species of Legionella bacteria can cause a serious type of pneumonia called Legionnaires Disease or another less severe disease called Pontiac Fever which resemble influenza in persons at risk. Those at risk are the elderly, smokers, or those with underlying medical conditions such as chronic lung disease, diabetes, or immunosuppression. Outbreaks have been linked to poorly maintained water systems in buildings with large or complex water systems including hospitals and long-term care facilities.

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Developing a Water Management Program to Reduce Legionella

Developing a Water Management Program to Reduce Legionella

Legionnaires’ disease is a serious type of pneumonia caused by bacteria, called Legionella, that live in water. Legionella bacteria can make people sick when they inhale contaminated water from building water systems that are not adequately maintained. Unfortunately, Legionnaires’ disease is on the rise in the United States. To reverse this trend, we are asking for your help to manage the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria from water in your building.

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Legionella Bacteria Prevention Planning

Legionella Bacteria Prevention Planning

Legionella bacteria can be found in a variety of naturally occurring sources (e.g., soils, ponds and streams) in addition to man-made sources such as cooling towers, potable water systems, and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. Legionella bacteria are present in public and well water supplies at extremely low concentrations.

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