Legionnaires’ disease

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West Chester University Increases Efforts To Combat Legionnaires’ Bacteria On Campus

University officials, in a memo posted on the school website, say they turned off the hot water in nine buildings and super-chlorinated the hot water systems to kill the bacteria.

08/24/2015

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Study: Nearly Half Of Water Taps May Contain Bacteria That Causes Legionnaires’ Disease

While the study was small — researchers only sampled 67 public and private water sources such as kitchen sinks and drinking fountains – it’s the first one to chart the presence of the potentially deadly bacteria in water taps.

02/21/2014