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. 

Three-fourths (76%) of all Legionnaires’ cases were traced to healthcare facilities, and 80% of those were tied to long-term care facilities.

Just three days prior to the report release, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a notice stating that healthcare providers will soon be required to have policies in place to reduce the risk of Legionnaires’ disease.