Safety Short: Legionnaires' Disease
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Legionnaires' disease, which is a type of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria, leads to between 8,000 and 18,000 hospitalizations in the US every year. These bacteria occur naturally in water systems and thrive in warm water. Artificial water systems, such as large plumbing systems, hot water tanks, and large air conditioning systems, are the most common sources for the infections and occur at home, at work, or in a public place. This course was developed and reviewed with subject matter support provided by certified subject matter experts and industry professionals. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.
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