News & Perspective

Nov 09, 2017

Nov 09, 2017
Drinking fountains

Legionella common in US outbreaks tied to drinking water, other sources

Legionella continues to be the most common cause of outbreaks linked to drinking water and also fuels many outbreaks linked to environmental water exposure.

Jun 19, 2017

Jun 19, 2017
Manhatten skyline

NYC officials probe Legionnaires' cluster in Lennox Hill

One of the 7 cases, involving a nonagenarian, proved fatal.

Jun 06, 2017

Jun 06, 2017
shower head

CDC: Most healthcare-acquired Legionnaires' cases could be prevented

Poorly maintained water systems are typically to blame, and those in long-term care facilities are especially vulnerable.

Jun 07, 2016

Jun 07, 2016
Legionella testing

CDC: Water system management key to curbing rise in Legionnaires'

Infections with Legionella bacteria have quadrupled since 2000, and the CDC says outbreaks are preventable through proper management of water systems, such as cooling towers.

Aug 13, 2015

Aug 13, 2015
Water fountain

Tainted drinking water plays important role in waterborne disease

Legionella found to claim prime spot in more than half of outbreaks related to water.