Who’sAt Risk

While smokers, the elderly, and those with asthma,
chronic lung disease or suppressed immune systems are more
likely to become infected
healthy people may also be at risk.

InvestigatingAn Outbreak

Whether it’s a single case or a larger outbreak, it is important to thoroughly investigate each instance of Legionnaires’ disease to reduce the risk of further cases. The CDC offers comprehensive investigation protocols to accurately confirm cases and identify the source of exposure so the affected area of a water system can be treated.  Such protocols should be used in their entirety to accurately identify the cause and prevent future cases. Find information here and here.

Lines ofPrevention