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Addressing ‘Unholy Trinity’ of Legionella threats

Three Australian professionals at the College of Science and Engineering at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, discuss addressing what they dub the ‘Unholy Trinity’ of factors that can lead to Legionella colonisation and spread.

Dr Richard Bentham, associate director at Built Water Solutions – a specialist water treatment company in Clarendon, South Australia, and Associate Professor, Public Health Microbiology, at the College of Science and Engineering at Flinders University in Adelaide, Muhammad Atif Nisar, a Postgraduate Research Student, and Dr Harriett Whiley, senior lecturer, Environmental Health, at the same educational establishment, discuss addressing the ‘Unholy Trinity’ of factors that can lead to Legionella colonisation and spread.

Water systems are an integral part of any large building. They are a critical component of a healthcare facility. Safe water is a given for operation of your facility. Nevertheless, statistics from across the globe show Legionella colonisation in the majority of healthcare facilities. The data also shows cases of disease associated with hot, warm, and cold water supplies. The past two years have seen a flurry of activity in healthcare in re

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