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National Academies Announce December Meeting on Legionella

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Water Science and Technology Board is hosting a public meeting on management of Legionella in water systems. More information and registration is available here. Management of Legionella in Water Systems | The National Academies Press

The meeting will be held virtually on December 10th and will provide an opportunity for discussion of the 2020 NASEM report, Management of Legionella in Water Systems. Topics to be discussed during the meeting include:

  • Pros and cons of monitoring for Legionella species vs. Legionella pneumophila
  • Making action levels and thresholds more operational and specific to different exposure routes, to different water system types, and to different locations within complex water systems
  • What method(s) should be used, and how would the 50,000 CFU/mL threshold be recalculated for molecular methods
  • Collaborative national survey of Legionella