Legionnaires’ Cases Increasing In U.S.
Cases reported to federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention increased 43 percent to a total of 624 so far this year, compared to 436 for the same period last year. Some regions have double or triple the amount reported.
The AWT paper, “Legionella 2003: An Update and Statement by AWT” offers an overview of Legionella and the disease including a history of the disease, sources and transmission, and testing and treatment.
The paper is available as a free download from AWT’s Web site www.awt.org/Legionella03.pdf, and will be presented at the 2003 AWT Water Technologies Convention and Expo in Phoenix in September.