CDC Targets Legionella in Hospitals
More than 76 percent of Legionnaires’ disease cases acquired from Legionella exposure in health care facilities can be particularly harsh, including possible fatal risks to patients, according to a report released today from the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report’s findings are based upon exposure data from 20 states and New York City. The analysis was limited to these 21 jurisdictions because they reported exposure details for most of their cases, which allowed the CDC to determine how Legionnaires’ disease was associated with health care facilities. Click here for more information.