Protecting the Air We Breathe - A Deeper Look at Legionnaires’ Disease

Type: Planning and Response
Author: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Year of Publishing: 2016
Description: CDC investigations of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks show that the most common places for getting the disease are hotels, long-term care facilities, and hospitals. The most likely sources for spreading water droplets contaminated with Legionella germs are showers and faucets, cooling towers that are part of large, centralized air conditioning systems, hot tubs, and decorative fountains and water features.
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