Legionnaires' Disease

Legionnaires' traced to LTC

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Long-term care facilities were the largest single source of Legionnaires' disease cases in healthcare facilities in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

What's the healthiest faucet for hand washing?

What's the healthiest faucet for hand washing?

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Since "touchless" faucets became widely available in the late 1980s, they were believed to be an effective tool for combating the spread of infections. But a 2011 study published by Johns Hopkins University has raised questions.

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Healthcare facilities advised to shut down decorative fountains following Legionnaires' disease outbreak

Healthcare facilities should shut down indoor decorative fountains to avoid the spread of Legionnaire's disease, according to a new study.