December 22, 2020 jzacher 0 Comments

In the United States since 2000, reported cases of Legionnaires disease have been steadily increasing. The CDC estimates that there are approximately 5,000 cases and 20 outbreaks of Legionnaires disease reported annually in the United States. [1] The majority of these cases are preventable, as they occur when buildings and facilities fail to properly maintain their water systems. 

Researchers estimate the economic burden of Legionnaires disease cases in just one year tops over $800 million. In 2014, the exact figure of the economic burden of Legionnaires disease was approximately $835 million. This estimate includes medical expenses, and the productivity losses cause by premature death. It also factors in the costs associated with non-fatal cases, which measures the medical expenses and productivity losses caused by missed workdays of hospitalized patients. This research indicates the value of investing in proper water management to help prevent outbreaks of Legionnaires disease. [2] 

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[1] https://www.healio.com/news/infectious-disease/20160607/legionnaires-disease-incidence-quadruples-in-us

[2] https://www.healio.com/news/infectious-disease/20201218/economic-burden-of-just-1-year-of-legionnaires-disease-cases-tops-835-million

 

The Economic Burden of Legionnaires Disease Over $835 Million for Just One Year was last modified: February 12th, 2021 by jzacher

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