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    Legionella

    PHIL Image 11152
    Colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Legionella pneumophila bacteria.1 **

    MDH Legionnaires’ Disease Fact sheet

    CDC: Legionella (Legionnaires’ Disease and Pontiac Fever)

    CDC: Vital Signs, Legionnaires' Disease

    CDC: Healthy Swimming and Legionella

    Building managers

    Guidelines for prevention

    ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015, Legionellosis: Risk management for building water systems

    CDC: Developing a Water Management Program to Reduce Legionella Growth and Spread in Buildings: A Practical Guide to Implementing Industry Standards​

    Testing water for Legionella

    List of Environmental Legionella Isolation Techniques Evaluation (ELITE) Program certified laboratories

    Hot tub operation and maintenance

    CDC: Operating Public Hot Tubs

    CDC: Healthy Swimming Disinfection & Remediation of Pools & Hot Tubs

    CDC: Healthy Swimming Design & Operation of Pools & Hot Tubs

    CDC: Disinfection of Hot Tubs Contaminated with Legionella

    CDC: The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC): An All-Inclusive Model Public Swimming Pool and Spa Code

    MDH Office of Healthy Homes and Communities, Public Swimming Pool & Spas

    Publications:

    CDC: Legionella Publications

    Vital Signs: Deficiencies in Environmental Control Identified in Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ Disease — North America, 2000–2014

    Vital Signs: Health Care–Associated Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Data from 20 States and a Large Metropolitan Area — United States, 2015

    Public Health Reports: A Large Community Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease Associated With a Cooling Tower in New York City, 2015

    Emerging Infectious Diseases: Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Caused by Endemic Strain of Legionella pneumophila, New York, New York, USA, 2015

    MMWR: Notes from the Field: Two Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease in Newborns After Water Births — Arizona, 2016​

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    **CDC/ Margaret Williams, PhD; Claressa Lucas, PhD;Tatiana Travis, BS http://phil.cdc.gov/phil/details.asp?pid=11152