Health officials are increasingly concerned about the continuous uptick of Legionnaires’ disease cases, which have risen steadily since 2000.
While the waterborne bacterial disease is relatively rare ― with 6,238 cases nationwide so far this year ― there has been a 13.6 percent increase in cases since this time last year. That’s nearly double the increase of 7.8 percent from 2015 to 2016 in the same time period.
Disneyland Park has shut down two cooling towers at its park in Southern California following an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. Orange County health officials said nine people who visited the Anaheim theme park in September developed the disease.
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June 2, 2017- Effective immediately, healthcare facilities are expected to implement a Water Management Program (WMP) based on the ANSI/ASHRAE 188-2015 Standard Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems. Facilities must include control measures such as temperature management, disinfectant level control, and environmental testing for pathogens.
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A new CDC analysis finds that among the 21 U.S. jurisdictions studied, 76 percent reported health care-associated cases of Legionnaires’ disease, a concerning finding since Legionnaires’ disease acquired from health care facilities can be particularly severe. The findings highlight a possibly deadly risk to patients from exposure to Legionella in health care facilities, according to today’s CDC Vital Signs report.