Innovative Methods to Control, Investigate, and Monitor for Legionella: A Panel Discussion
How does a tourism-dependent community respond to an environmental pathogen found in its water? This session will introduce the basic ecology and pathogenicity of Legionella. A local engineer will share how a large hotel developed and implemented a waterborne pathogen control plan and the local health district will cover their approach to investigating single cases of Legionellosis. Detection and monitoring methods will also be addressed, including a rapid bacteria screening method which provides a means for risk assessment and outbreak mitigation without waiting for a bacterial culture. See if this integrated approach could be applied to address Legionella concerns in your community.
Speaker / Author:
Mark Bergtholdt, MPH, REHS/RS; Paul A. Carballosa; Lisa Rogers