July 18, 2022 zacherlaw 0 Comments

            Since 2015, there have been at least 208 illness outbreaks associated with public pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds according to the CDC. That’s at least 3,646 cases of illness and 13 deaths each year. Among these outbreaks, Legionnaires’ Disease is especially prominent. According to the Marion County Public Health Department, the number is in actuality, difficult to measure, as it’s believed most cases go unreported.

            The Public Health Department inspects more than 900 private and public pools each year. In fact, according to Michael Furnas, a pool specialist who tests pH levels and disinfectant concentration, estimates that he must “close about one pool in the county, or issue an emergency notice, a violation which is a warning where we allow them to self-close and fix the issues” almost every day.

To read more about Marion County Department of Health to inspect Hundreds of Pools to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease, click here.

To read our firm’s white paper on Legionnaires’ disease and COVID-19, click here.

For more information on Legionnaires’ disease, check out the National Academies of Sciences Management of Legionella in Water Systems Report here.

Marion County Department of Health to Inspect Hundreds of Pools to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease was last modified: July 18th, 2022 by zacherlaw

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