A recent study of electronic faucets at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore revealed that 50% of electronic faucets at the hospital had the legionella bacteria, versus only 15% from traditional faucets. Ironically, electronic faucets are intended to allow hospital staff to turn water on and off without touching the faucet itself, thereby reducing the risk of bacterial transfer. Researchers suspect the reason for this higher concentration of legionella bacteria in the electronic faucets is due to more surfaces in the electronic faucets to grow on, and are more difficult to clean. People contract Legionnaires’ disease from faucets when water coming from the faucet containing the legionella bacteria becomes aerosolized.
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LEGIONNAIRES’ OUTBREAK in New York at Co-op City and the Opera House HotelWere you or your loved one involved in the Legionnaires' disease outbreaks of July 2015 or December 2014 in the Bronx? Jules Zacher has experience representing victims nationally and is currently representing people who contracted Legionnaires' disease at Co-op City and the Opera House Hotel.
NEW LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE CASES
Jules Zacher now represents a number of individuals connected to the Legionnaires' disease outbreaks in the Bronx at Co-op City and Opera House Hotel.
In addition to these cases, he is also working on a number of other cases in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Florida.