CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report – What can be done to lower the risk of Legionnaires’ disease for patients in healthcare facilities?
Embargoed Until: Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET
Contact: Media Relations
A new CDC analysis finds that among 21 jurisdictions studied, 76 percent reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease associated with healthcare facilities — a concerning finding because the disease is particularly severe when acquired from such facilities. Legionnaires’ disease kills 25 percent of people who get it from a health care facility.
Anne Schuchat, M.D. (RADM, USPHS), acting director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. ET
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