ALLIANCE TO PREVENT LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE
October 19, 2021
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
The Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease strives to reduce the overall occurrence of Legionnaires’ disease. While we most often hear about outbreaks, sporadic cases of Legionnaires’ disease comprise the vast majority of all cases. In fact, 96% of Legionnaires’ cases are individual and not associated with an outbreak of two or more cases from a common location and timeframe. Unfortunately, individual cases do not receive the investigations, media coverage, or policy response that outbreaks do, despite accounting for virtually all cases each year. The only meaningful way to reduce cases of Legionnaires’ disease is to better understand what drives sporadic Legionnaires’ disease and address by prioritizing root cause water management awareness, practices, and policies.
Participants can expect to gain a greater appreciation and understanding of sporadic Legionnaires’ disease, the current gaps in research and response to sporadic Legionnaires’ disease, and root-cause prevention approaches that seek to address these individual cases – and outbreaks too!