Courtney Norman & Rachel Reber

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Controlling Chaos: How the Department of Health Handles Legionella Outbreaks

When a Legionnaires' disease outbreak is suspected or confirmed, the Department of Health or relevant health authorities will initiate a comprehensive response to control the outbreak, prevent further cases, and protect public health. Legionnaires'...

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The Tenacious Intruder: Why Legionella Keeps Coming Back

Proactively testing for Legionella allows a facility to stay ahead of a Legionnaires' Disease outbreak. But what about those facilities that...

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From Mystery Illness to Epidemic: The Evolution of Legionnaires' Disease

Legionella bacteria naturally occur in freshwater environments such as lakes and rivers. They can become a concern when they proliferate and are...

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Cooling Towers 101: An Introductory Guide to Their Operation

Cooling towers play a vital role in the majority of industrial and commercial establishments, serving as essential components. Their primary function...

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Legionella Unleashed: Exploring the Factors Enabling its Growth in Cooling Towers

Legionella bacteria can pose a risk of growing in Cooling Towers under certain conditions. Cooling Towers are part of the heating, ventilation, and...

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The Perfect Storm: Hurricanes and Legionnaires' Disease

As hurricane season approaches, the focus is primarily on the potential destruction caused by catastrophic winds, heavy rains, and flooding. However,...

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Environmental Factors Contributing to Legionella Growth

Legionella bacteria are more prevalent during warmer months, typically between late spring and early fall. The warmer temperatures create an ideal...

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