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Tip of the month: Include water fountains on Legionella hit list

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June 1, 2010

The dangers of Legionella in hospital water systems are well known. Even decorative water fountains can be a risk with Legionella, as Aurora St. Luke’s South Shore Hospital in Cudahy, WI, found out recently.

The hospital had ties to at least six cases of Legionella in March that state and hospital investigators traced to a fountain near the main entrance.

“As a precaution, all water features throughout Aurora have been turned off,” the facility said in a statement.

The dangers of Legionella in hospital water systems are well known. Even decorative water fountains can be a risk with Legionella, as Aurora St. Luke’s South Shore Hospital in Cudahy, WI, found out recently.



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