The Quincy Veterans’ Home Multi-Year Legionnaires’ disease outbreak

Background Information on US Legionella Policy

Quincy Veterans’ Home Multi-Year Outbreak – A case study in failed US Policy

Whitewash? Quincy Veterans’ Legionnaires’ disease report by Illinois Auditor ignores Expert reports’ findings and recommendations

Supporting Documents

CDC Epi-Aid Report – Quincy 8/31/2015

CDC Epi-Aid Report – Quincy 8/8/2016

CDC Epi-Aid Report – Quincy 12/4/2017

CDC Epi-Aid Report – Quincy 2/4/2018

Restaurant outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease associated with a decorative fountain: an environmental and case-control study

CDC Sampling Procedure and Potential Sampling Sites.  Protocol for collecting environmental samples for Legionella culture during a cluster or outbreak investigation or when cases of disease may be associated with a facility.

Tim Keane Presentation to National Academy of Sciences, Medicine and Engineering titled, “Successes and failures in cost effective public health policy related to control of Legionella in building water systems”      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzwAfOlE0eo

Janet Stout Presentation at Emory University portion on sampling protocol of 1st draw vs 2 minute flush “There are people out there doing this intentionally to get negative results” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEhBJSluFGQ&feature=youtu.be&t=37m30s   

Janet Stout Presentation at Emory University entire presentation  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEhBJSluFGQ&feature=youtu.be&t=35m00s

Preventing Waterborne Pathogen Transmission by Kelly Pyrek ICT March 2019
https://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/transmission-prevention/preventing-waterborne-pathogen-transmission

CDC Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities 2003 (title and  Legionella pages 54 – 56)