Alliance Virtual Conference on Legionnaires’ Disease Focuses on Addressing Individual Cases Which Make Up of 96 Percent of All Legionnaires’ Cases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Diseases is hosting a national virtual conference to challenge legislators, legislative staff members, health advocacy officials, water management experts and health reporters to “Tackle the 96 Percent.” “Too often the focus is on outbreaks rather than on the vast majority of Legionnaires’ cases which are sporadic individual […]


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Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease Statement on High Prevalence of Sporadic Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Across the United States

The Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease is deeply concerned about the sporadic Legionnaires’ cases announced recently by health departments across the country. This summer alone, there were 107 cases across Michigan, 49 cases in Chicago, Illinois, and 8 cases in Essex County, New Jersey. Rhode Island also announced 30 cases since the beginning of June, […]


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National Legionnaires’ Organization: Michigan DOH Applying Lessons from Flint Water Crisis in Analysis of Spike in Legionnaires Cases

MICHIGAN – The Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease, a national organization dedicated to reducing the occurrence of Legionnaires’ disease, today issued the following statement in response to the recent announcement by the Michigan Department of Health of 107 sporadic cases of Legionnaires’ disease across 25 counties in Michigan occurring between July 1 and July 14, […]


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Alliance Virtual Conference on Legionnaires’ Disease Risks During and After COVID-19 Pandemic Aug. 19-20

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A nationwide advocacy group is bringing together top public health officials, water management experts and noted advocate Erin Brockovich in August to continue its important work on reopening the country safely during and after the coronavirus shutdowns. The Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease is a national nonprofit organization that advocates for better public understanding […]


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Experts: Community Water Testing Needed to Reduce Legionella Threat

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Community water supplies nationwide must do more to slow the spread of bacteria that cause the deadly waterborne Legionnaires’ disease, engineering and technical experts warn in a new article published in ASHRAE Journal, a prominent national engineering and standards publication. “The call for stronger federal regulations on community water systems is even […]


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Advocacy Group Warns Covid-19 Shut Down Increases Risk of Legionnaires’ Disease

WASHINGTON, D.C. – State and federal officials have worked in tandem with scientists and public health officials for an unprecedented shut down of much of the country to prevent the spread of the deadly COVID-19 disease this spring. One advocacy group is warning the shutdown could inadvertently increase the spread of another deadly disease. The […]


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Statement from the Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease on NASEM Water Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease, a national organization dedicated to reducing the occurrence of Legionnaires’ disease by promoting public research, education, best practices for water management, and advocating for comprehensive policies to combat and investigate this preventable disease, today issued the following statement in response to the release of the Management […]


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APLD PRAISES ILLINOIS FOR PROACTIVE EFFORTS TO FIGHT LEGIONNAIRES, IMPROVE WATER SAFETY The Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease issued the following statement of support for new Illinois water safety rules.

SPRINGFIELD (July 17, 2019): The Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease, a national organization formed to educate public officials about the science and investments needed to promote a more comprehensive, proactive approach to fighting waterborne disease, issued the following statement of support for new Illinois water safety rules. The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules this […]


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Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease Cases in New York State CDC Data Shows 128 Reported Cases in Past Three Weeks On Pace to Hit Nearly 1200 Cases in 2018, Outpacing 2017 Record

Albany, NY (October 4, 2018)—New Yorkers continue to contract Legionnaires’ disease at a record-setting pace. Data recently released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that more than 128 cases of Legionnaires’ disease were reported across New York State within the past three weeks. In fact, during the same period of time, 348 cases […]


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Statement from the Alliance on Washington Heights, NY Outbreak STATEMENT FROM THE ALLIANCE TO PREVENT LEGIONNAIRES' DISEASE SPOKESPERSON DARYN CLINE

It’s unfortunate, but this outbreak was inevitable. And while the outbreak in Washington Heights is the latest episode in a sad saga, the real story is that New York repeatedly leads the nation in Legionnaires’ disease cases with the vast majority of individual cases being substantially ignored. The City will continue to have an ongoing […]


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