Legionnaires’ disease is caused by inhaling aerosolized water droplets containingLegionella bacteria, most often found in human-made water systems and cooling towers. In this column, CDC’s Jasen Kunz and Laura Cooley discuss the vital role environmental health plays in preventing this disease and responding to outbreaks. This article was published in the July/August 2016 issue of Journal of Environmental Health.
Environmental health response in Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks contributes to improved prevention practices. Additionally, practitioners can help translate lessons learned from outbreak response into evidence-based prevention guidance for building owners and managers. Explore these CDC resources specific to environmental health professionals.
There is still time to register for tomorrow’s Model Aquatic Health Code Network Webinar!
CDC and NACCHO are pleased to invite you to register for our next Model Aquatic Health Code Network webinar, featuring Jasen Kunz from CDC’s Environmental Health Services Branch and Michele Hlavsa from CDC’s Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch.
Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) Network Webinar
July 12, at 1:00 pm EDT
“Update on the 2016 MAHC & Local Aquatics Inspection Data as Surveillance Data”
Register today for the next MAHC Network webinar on Tuesday, July 12. The topic for this bimonthly webinar is “Update on the 2016 MAHC & Local Aquatics Inspection Data as Surveillance Data” featuring guest speakers Jasen Kunz and Michele Hlavsa from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The MAHC Network is a community for MAHC users, subject-matter experts, and those hoping to learn about the code.