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Legionella bacteria can cause a serious type of pneumonia (lung infection) called Legionnaires' disease. The bacteria spreads through mist, such as from air-conditioning units for large buildings, and in drinking water. The presence of Legionella in building water systems is becoming a public health concern, but the ability to provide reliable, sensitive, and quantitative detection and differentiation of live and infectious pathogens remains a significant challenge.

"Understanding Analytical and Monitoring Methods for Legionella in Building Water Systems" is the first of three webcasts developed by the Water Research Foundation in cooperation with the National Science Foundation based on a conference held May 9-11, 2018, in Baltimore. The first webcast focuses on analytical and monitoring techniques, the second on prevention and mitigation, and the third on management and guidelines. It's free and presented by:

  • Janet Stout, PhD, President and Director of Special Pathogens Laboratory and Research Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering
  • Laura Boczek, Microbiologist, US EPA - ORD
  • Joseph Cotruvo, PhD, Joseph Cotruvo & Associates

Date: Tues., Sept. 18
Time: 3 - 4:30 pm (Eastern)
Click here to register.