Tuesday August 6, 2013
been recent newspaper articles in the United States reporting
outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease in retirement communities.
Legionnaires' disease is not contagious but is contracted when
people breathe in tiny droplets of contaminated water from sources
such as showers, water fountains, whirlpool tubs, etc.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have
many resources available on this topic for you to review relating
to symptoms, causes, prevention and surveillance. For
additional information, please reference CDC.gov. http://www.cdc.gov/legionella/about/