Vital signs: Health care–associated Legionnaires' disease surveillance data from 20 states and a large metropolitan area—United States, 2015
from American Journal of Transplantation
Legionnaires’ disease, a severe pneumonia, is typically acquired through inhalation of aerosolized water containing Legionella bacteria. Legionella can grow in the complex water systems of buildings, including health care facilities. Effective water management programs could prevent the growth of Legionella in building water systems.
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