Legionella: Minimizing Risks

Legionellosis, the disease caused by Legionella spc., is common, though most people would guess it is extremely rare. Outbreaks of Legionellosis, defined as a cluster of three or more cases in a single locale, occur regularly in the United States and much of the developed world. Outbreaks have been reported in Australia, Holland, Thailand, Japan, England and many other countries. In the U.S., the Center for Disease Control (CDC) receives reports of 1,000 cases of Legionellosis annually.

About The Author: 

W. Craig Meyer is a professor of environmental sciences at Pierce College, Woodland Hills, California.

Publication Date: 
December 28, 2000
Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
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