Legionella Report Release Webinar: August 14th, 11AM EDT


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Please join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on August 14th from 11:00am-12:30pm EDT for the release of the report, Management of Legionella in Water Systems. The report examines what is known about Legionella occurrence in water systems, and makes recommendations for managing bacterial growth in these environments in order to reduce the incidence of Legionnaires’ disease.

Legionella is a bacterium found in drinking water distribution systems, premise plumbing, hot tubs, hot water heaters, cooling towers, fountains, and other building water systems.  At high enough concentrations and when inhaled, Legionella can cause Legionnaires’ disease or a milder, flu-like condition called Pontiac fever. Legionnaires’ disease can be deadly if not treated with antibiotics. Nationwide reported incidence of Legionella infections has increased by 5-fold between 2000-2018.

The webinar will feature committee chair Dr. Joan Rose and several committee members. They will present a briefing of the report, followed by an online question and answer session. Registration is free but required. The report will be available for free download at the same time at www.nap.edu.

Registration link: https://nasem.zoom.us/webinar/register/6715652859435/WN_UyUso-C7Tf6Qb176VoOU_A 

The full project scope and committee membership are available on the study webpage.

Please contact senior program assistant, Remy Chappetta, at rchappetta@nas.edu with any questions regarding webinar logistics.


One thought on “Legionella Report Release Webinar: August 14th, 11AM EDT

  1. NTM – nontuberculin myconacteris are found in many public water supplirs and may be more important from a health perspective. See papers by Falkinham et al for more details.

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