Exposure Assessment and Unusual Source Identification: Usage in Legionella Outbreas & Disease
Between 8,000 and 18,000 hospitalizations in the US each year are due to Legionnaires' disease (LD) caused by exposure to Legionella pneumophila. Due to the ubiquity of the organism, it can be difficult to assess the specific source of Legionella exposure. After this session, you will be able to conduct an exposure assessment of a LD outbreak to show building owners, risk managers and environmental professionals that the source of Legionella is not always the one you first expect.
Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC