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Water Temperatures and Legionella

Water Temperatures and Legionella

At the first glance, guidelines may lead engineers and facility operators to conclude that controlling Legionella bacteria in plumbing systems can be accomplished long-term by simply raising water heater temperatures. As with any solution that appears easy and cheap,...

Insurance Coverage For Legionnaires Disease Claims

Legionnaires'-related lawsuits are not uncommon, in part because the disease is entirely environmental — it isn’t contracted from another person but by exposure to Legionella bacteria transmitted from water in plumbing systems, cooling towers, whirlpool spas, and...

Legionnaires Disease Associated With Dental Water Lines

In February 2012, The Lancet reported the first confirmed case of Legionnaires' disease associated with dental water lines. The patient, an 82-year-old woman in Rome, died just two days after she was diagnosed despite heavy antibiotic treatment. In the 2 to 10 days...

Quotes From Legionnaires’ Disease Survivors

"I went to sleep on May 4, hardly able to breathe. That's pretty much all I remember until I woke up on June 3rd. My wife advised me I was on life support for almost a month and it looked very grim at times. This disease almost killed me." T.C. "I had LD in 1997:...