Legionella is widespread, deadly, but preventable

Legionella: the Silent Passenger
November 20, 2017
Deanna Kiska – New President of U.S. Micro-Solutions
November 20, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control have collected data on Legionnaires’ disease from 21 jurisdictions in the United States (20 states and 1 large metropolitan area).  Access full report here.

Legionnaires’ disease is widespread in U.S. health care facilities.

  • Definite health care-associated Legionnaires’ disease cases were reported by the majority (76%) of the 21 jurisdictions, including 72 facilities with 1-6 cases per facility.
  • Long-term care facilities account for most (80%) of the health care settings reporting definite cases of Legionnaires’ disease.

Legionnaires’ disease can kill up to 1 in 4 patients.

  • Definite health care-associated cases carry a high case fatality rate (25%) as compared to non-health care-associated cases (6%).


Legionnaires’ disease can be prevented with proper water management.

  • Click here to access the Centers for Disease Control Water Management Tool Kit.
  • Validation of a water management plan includes Legionella testing.
  • Contact U.S. Micro-Solutions for your Legionella testing needs. Our expertise, competitive pricing, and excellent customer service make us the first choice in environmental microbiology laboratories.