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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…
Jul 6 2016
NSF Intl. and ASHRAE have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) dedicated to protecting public health by establishing safe management practices…
Jul 1 2016
An Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires' Disease recently launched www.preventlegionnaires.org, a new website aimed at providing the public with…
Jun 8 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines in the fight to prevent Legionnaires' disease. The publication of the…
Apr 29 2016
Just 40 years ago, Legionella bacteria were identified as the cause of Legionnaires’ disease, a deadly pneumonia, and Pontiac fever; since that time…
Mar 11 2016
Mexel U.S.A., LLC announced conclusive laboratory test results proving the ability of its Mexel 432/0 water treatment to eliminate harmful Legionella…
Nov 5 2015
While powders and liquids are traditional treatment methods for biofilm, bacteria, algae and fungi in small- to medium-sized closed-loop water…
Oct 29 2015
ASHRAE published the new ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015, Legionellosis Risk Management for Building Water Systems in June 2015. This long-awaited…
Aug 17 2015
With 12 confirmed dead and more than 120 cases of infection due to legionellosis, the New York City Council on Aug. 13, 2015, adopted legislation…
Aug 6 2015
An outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in New York City has prompted discussion about cooling towers’ role in the spread of Legionella bacteria and…
Jul 1 2015
Limescale caused by hard water can wreak havoc on any type of appliance, system, pipe or valve that water runs through. Due to drought in various…
Jun 16 2014
Legionella occurs naturally in the environment and is most commonly found in water. These bacteria thrive in warmer environments, so they are often…
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