Johns Hopkins Hospital treating patient with Legionnaire’s, searching for source

By MEREDITH COHN BALTIMORE SUN | NOV 13, 2019 | 5:26 PM Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital are treating a patient they diagnosed with Legionnaire’s disease, and officials are working to determine the source, which doesn’t immediately appear to be the facility’s water supply. Legionnaire’s is a serious lung infection that comes from breathing small droplets of water containing […]

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Ochsner Medical Center outbreak: two ill in New Orleans

By News Services on October 29, 2019 Two patients at Ochsner Medical Center on Jefferson Highway in New Orleans were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. No other information was released. Ochsner Health System officials reported two patients at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, also known as Legionella pneumonia. No information was released on the condition of […]

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Dead Legs: Lessons in Legionella Management

Now that Legionella testing has become more widely accepted, it is unsurprising that test results are sometimes returned as positive.  When the building has a proper Water Management plan (WMP), that positive result leads to immediate and predetermined action steps to remediate and normalize.  This is exactly what a quality system should do.  Allow for […]

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Legionnaires’ outbreak in North Carolina State Fair kills 1, sickens nearly 100 others: officials

An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in North Carolina has killed at least one person and sickened dozens of others, state health officials said. As of Sept. 30, at least 97 people were sickened with the disease, while 63 were hospitalized, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE OUTBREAK AT ATLANTA HOTEL LEAVES […]

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Legionella Testing: Establishing Actionable Plans

By John Caloritis In non-regulated geographies across the USA, building owners face important decisions related to Legionella prevention.  In the minds of many, the question remains “should we test or not?” The good news is that many owners are beginning to participate in pro-active Legionella prevention including testing of building water systems for Legionella.  This […]

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Cooling Water Filtration

By John Caloritis Cooling Water Filtration can be an extremely valuable tool for building owners to take advantage of.  Applied correctly and consistently, the conventional PM chemical treatment program will function well to control problems with dissolved solids, microbial fouling and corrosion.  However, pesky “suspended” solids should not be overlooked for the damage they can […]

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Authorities confirm source of Legionnaires’ at Sheraton Atlanta

NEWS Aug 15, 2019 By Helena Oliviero A Legionnaires’ outbreak that has sickened possibly dozens of people started at the Sheraton Atlanta, the Georgia Department of Public Health confirmed Thursday, saying test results indicated Legionella bacteria in the hotel’s cooling tower and in a decorative fountain in the atrium. The public health department said the entire […]

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