Reopening a building after a prolonged shutdown or reduced occupancy can increase the risk for growth and spread of legionella, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says on
- Many buildings need a water management program to reduce risk for legionella growing within water systems, CDC says
- NOTE: Legionella bacteria, which flourishes in lukewarm, stagnant water, especially in the presence of corroding metal, causes Legionnaires’ disease, the most deadly waterborne illness in the U.S.
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