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Management of Legionella in Water Systems

August 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Legionella is a bacterium found in drinking water distribution systems, premise plumbing, hot tubs, hot water heaters, cooling towers, fountains, and other building water systems. At high enough concentrations and when inhaled, Legionella can cause legionellosis, which includes Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever. Legionnaires’ disease can be deadly if not treated with antibiotics. Nationwide reported incidence of Legionella infections has increased by 5 times between 2000-2018.

Please join the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine on August 14 for the release of the report: Managing Legionella in Water Systems. The webinar will feature committee chair Dr. Joan Rose and several committee members. They will present a briefing of the report, followed by an online question and answer session. Registration is free but required. The report will be available for free download at the same time at www.nap.edu.
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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine