Will Benson

January 29, 2018

The first Legionella outbreak was in 1976. Today, Legionella is still rising in the United states.

Legionnaires’ Disease is rising in the United States The first case of Legionnaires’ Disease broke out in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the annual three-day convention hosted by the American legion at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in 1976. Over 2000 Legionnaires attended the convention and within a week more than 130 people had been hospitalized and 25 had died from the illness. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) launched a large-scale investigation yet despite the […]
December 16, 2016

What’s your Water Safety Management Plan?

Legionnaires’ disease in Charlestown, Ca http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/catonsville/ph-ca-charlestown-legionnaires-1221-20161214-story.html When immunocompromised patients or clients are using and drinking water from your system, mandatory quarterly water testing may not be enough to secure safety. In this example, a Caton Woods resident was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease after using and drinking water from a system with low levels of the Legionella Bacteria and the consequences can be severe. Not only is death a possibility, but also heavy fines, penalties, and […]