The Link Between Legionnaires’ Disease and Water Distribution Systems

In light of a new study attributing most of Flint, Michigan’s outbreak to changes in water supply, here’s information from an industry organization looking at Legionella bacteria and how to prevent it from contaminating a distribution system

A recent report attributes 80 percent of the Legionnaires’ disease cases during Flint, Michigan’s 2014-15 outbreak to the changes in the city’s water supply.

According to the study conducted by the Flint Area Community Health and Environmental Partnership, the risk of...

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