Legionella: New Science, Insights, and Standards
What is Legoinnaires’ disease? Legionella.org states that “Legionnaires’ disease is a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia. It’s caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophila found in both potable and nonpotable water systems.”
In response to current events in Flint, MI, this live webcast will feature Special Pathogens Laboratory owner, Janet E. Stout, PhD, who will describe the context of Legionnaires’ disease and the new national guidelines for water systems. The ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems is intended to provide guidelines for those involved in the creation and maintenance of human-occupied facilities, including but not limited to healthcare facilities.
This learning opportunity will provide information for communities and health professionals addressing outbreak situations and for those interested in Legionella prevention strategies.
Date of Live Webcast: February 17, 2016
Time: 1 – 2pm Eastern