7 Patients Legionnaire's Ohio

JOSweetHeart

Gold Member
Joined
Jun 27, 2012
Messages
13,359
Reaction score
2,524
Points
255
Location
East Tennessee
Wow, what a way to get a new establishment going.

God bless you and the seven people always!!!

Holly
 

percysunshine

Gold Member
Joined
Feb 5, 2011
Messages
27,325
Reaction score
3,919
Points
280
Location
Sty
So the story indicates the patient was admitted with Legionnaire’s. So the patient contracted the disease outside the hospital. What is the big deal?
 
OP
B

badger2

Gold Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2016
Messages
6,082
Reaction score
396
Points
140
OP
B

badger2

Gold Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2016
Messages
6,082
Reaction score
396
Points
140
Old and funky water systems in nursing homes are suspect. How old is the water system in Connecticut that was chlorinated after the patients were diagnosed?
 

Dekster

Gold Member
Joined
Dec 11, 2014
Messages
7,546
Reaction score
1,320
Points
275
duh we're interested in water-cooling systems during this heat and its effects on old people. where and how was the LD contracted? Does the reader know why it happens in buildings 10 stories tall or less?

25 Jul 2019 Washington Post 10 Legionnaire Disease Cases Confirmed in Virginia

Connecticut
https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/nation-world/health-and-medicine/article233190626.html
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
 
OP
B

badger2

Gold Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2016
Messages
6,082
Reaction score
396
Points
140
Will have to look up the citation again. The ten-story-or-less scenario is in a professional text about Legionella.
 
OP
B

badger2

Gold Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2016
Messages
6,082
Reaction score
396
Points
140
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.
 
OP
B

badger2

Gold Member
Joined
Oct 22, 2016
Messages
6,082
Reaction score
396
Points
140
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
(site not secure)
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....'
 

New Topics

Most reactions - Past 7 days

Forum List

Top