Turning the Tide: The Role of Water Management to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease

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Reports of Legionnaires’ disease (LD) cases and outbreaks are increasing in the United States. LD is a serious lung infection caused by breathing in small water droplets containing Legionella bacteria. Outbreaks are commonly associated with buildings or structures that have complex water systems, such as hotels and resorts, long-term care facilities, hospitals, and cruise ships.

Legionnaires’ disease can be prevented with effective water management programs. This session of Public Health Grand Rounds will discuss preventive approaches for federal, state, and local authorities, along with an innovative water management program toolkit and online training program.

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Presented By
Christine Kosmos, RN, BSN, MS
Director
Respiratory Branch, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC
"A Watershed Moment: The Increasing Challenge of Legionnaires’ Disease in the United States"
Laura A Cooley, MD, MPHTM, Commander USPHS
Medical Epidemiologist
Respiratory Branch, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC
"A Watershed Moment: The Increasing Challenge of Legionnaires’ Disease in the United States"
Jasen Kunz, MPH, REHS, Commander USPHS
Environmental Health Officer
Water Food and Environmental Health Services Branch
National Center for Environmental Health, CDC
"Prevention Begins with Water Management"
Tori Burket, MS
Waterborne Disease Epidemiologist
Legionella Coordinator

Communicable Disease Branch
Colorado Disease Control & Environmental Epidemiology Division
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
"Get With the Program: Evaluating Barriers to Water Management Implementation from the State Perspective"
Shantini Gamage, PhD, MPH
Associate Director
National Infectious Diseases Service
Veterans Health Administration, US Department of Veteran Affairs
"Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease in the Healthcare Setting: The National VA Experience”"
Facilitated By
John Iskander, MD, MPH
Scientific Director
Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH
Deputy Scientific Director
Susan Laird, MSN, RN
Communications Director
Continuing Education
This session is available for Continuing Education (CE) Register here using the course information below.

CDC Course Code: PHGR10
CPE UAN: 0387-0000-19-005-L04-P

For more information, see Grand Rounds Continuing Education.

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