Control Legionella Outbreaks: Take the CE Course
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Outbreaks of legionella bacteria can cause Legionnaires’ disease (LD) in any setting, but is a particular concern in healthcare facilities and hospitality buildings. The bacteria can grow in any part of a water system in a building that is continually wet such as tanks, piping, fixtures, or water features and becomes an infectant when combined with water droplets that become airborne in a manner of aerosol generation.
Take the Architectural Record and CE Center course, Solutions to Help Control Legionella, to:
- Identify and recognize the conditions that contribute to the development and growth of legionella in buildings.
- Investigate the importance and makeup of a water management program as identified in ASHRAE 188.
- Assess the solutions available to address legionella in water systems, including those that rely on heat, chemicals, or other means.
- Describe the pros and cons of different water quality solutions that can be effective at reducing legionella outbreaks.
The CDC has recorded anywhere between 8,000 – 18,000 cases annually since the year 2000, with a 400 percent increase in infections from 2000-2014. This is a serious health concern that comes with a significant price tag, but there are preventative steps you can take today to ensure your facility is safe.