7 Patients Legionnaire's Ohio

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    Rooftop water systems; thickness of foundation; placement of AC units on the ground instead of the roof come to mind.....have no idea for certain so please enlighten us
     
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    Will have to look up the citation again. The ten-story-or-less scenario is in a professional text about Legionella.
     
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    For now, the tentative text which may have already been excerpted to a USMB thread, is here:

    Legionella: Current Status and Emerging Perspectives, ASM [American Society For Microbiology] Washington, D.C., 1993.
     
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    10 stories or less are more safe. One website addresses the Legionella story problem, 10 stories or (more [italics]):

    26 Feb 2016, 9 Ways to Avoid Legionella
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    www.buildings.com/DesktopModules/BB_ArticleMax/ArticleDetailPrint.aspx?ArticleID=19960&Template=Standard_Print.ascx&siteID=1
    '....Think carefully about the number of stories as well...but the testing data indicates that you'd be foolish to assume a building is free from Legionella because it has 7 stories instead of 11. Larger piping networks are generally more prone to Legionella growth than ones found in single-family homes....'
     
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