Feels like it’s been a pretty good while since legionellosis found its way into the national headlines for any length of time. When a dozen people lose their lives in the most famous city in the United States, though, the culprit is going to persist past the usual 24-hour news cycle.
By now, you’ve certainly heard about the outbreak in New York. Elsewhere, a major pharmaceutical manufacturer had to shut down operations at a factory temporarily when the bacteria became an issue in one of its two cooling towers. Even more recently, it turned up in the HVAC system in a large government building in Quebec.