CDC Offers Guide to Prevent Legionnaires' Disease Outbreaks

  June 24, 2016

By Cathryn Jakicic

The CDC said that better water management could have prevented the majority of the country's major Legionnaires' disease outbreaks in the last 15 years, according to an article on the Becker's Hospital Review website.

The agency has released a toolkit to help organizations improve water system management.

The CDC found the most common sources of building-associated Legionnaires' disease outbreaks included:

• Drinkable water, or water used for showering 

• Cooling towers 

• Decorative fountain/water feature 

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This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor,




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