Legionella Prevention

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May 10 2018
The University of Windsor has turned off hot water taps in six buildings after discovering Legionella bacteria. The university, located in Ontario,…
Apr 12 2018
A DNA test method called polymerase chain reaction (PCR) allowed New York City health officials to identify the source of a Legionnaires' disease…
Mar 29 2018
The Highland Springs Senior Living retirement community in Dallas has been under water restrictions after a case of Legionnaires' disease was…
Mar 23 2018
A steady rise of Legionnaires’ disease in the U.S. since 2000 has resulted in greater scrutiny of commercial plumbing and HVAC system maintenance and…
Feb 28 2018
Waterline Technology was asked to provide a recommendation to further reduce risk of Legionella for a premise plumbing potable water system in a 21-…
Feb 19 2018
New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by a team of scientists from the University of Michigan, Colorado State…
Feb 16 2018
Two more confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been reported at the Illinois Veterans Home of Quincy, Ill. The most recent two cases are…
Feb 15 2018
The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) International, a global public health and safety organization, is hosting the Legionella Conference 2018 –…
Jan 24 2018
2017 was a record year for Legionnaires’ disease across New York state with 1,009 cases reported to the CDC—a 38% increase from 2016. Among these…
Jan 16 2018
Gov. Bruce Rauner announced plans to build a new plumbing system at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, Ill., following repeated outbreaks of…
Dec 29 2017
The presence of microbiological organisms in water can be complex to interpret. There are bacteria that are good for us, like the ones that live in…
Dec 29 2017
On Dec. 12, 2017, WBEZ-FM, Chicago’s public radio station, published a report detailing a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the the Illinois Veterans…
Dec 20 2017
On Dec. 12, 2017, WBEZ-FM, Chicago’s public radio station, published a report detailing a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a Quincy, Ill., veterans…
Dec 20 2017
On Jan. 9, the Illinois General Assembly’s two Veterans Affairs Committees will hold a joint legislative hearing regarding the Legionnaires’ disease…
Nov 14 2017
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Nov. 10, including two reports…
Jun 19 2017
Michigan’s attorney general charged five state health officials with involuntary manslaughter in connection to a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that…
Jun 14 2017
NSF Intl., a global public health and safety organization, announced it is developing a building water health standard to help building owners and…
Mar 3 2017
Entries have opened for the H&V News Combating Legionella and Water Treatment Awards 2017. The deadline for entries is July 7, 2017. The awards…
Dec 30 2016
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an increasing number of people across the U.S. are being diagnosed with…
Oct 21 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD) and Office of Water (OW) announced they will host a free…
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