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Upcoming National Academies Study on Legionella in Drinking Water Systems

Just got this from the a representative of the National Academy of Sciences who asked me to post here.

UPDATED June 13, 2017 (based on email from NAS)

Scope of work: An ad hoc committee of The National Academies will review the state of science with respect to Legionella contamination of water systems and issue a report that addresses the following: ecology and diagnosis; transmission via water systems; review of outbreak and environmental data; prevention and control; policy and training issues; as well as the gaps in science and how to address them. Over half of the necessary funding has been received from the Centers for Disease Control and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The study will officially begin when funding verbally committed by the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Veterans Affairs has been received. A draft statement of task is available upon request. Please contact Dr. Laura Ehlers (LEhlers@nas.edu) for more information about the study.


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Scope of work: An ad hoc committee of The National Academies will review the state of science with respect to Legionella contamination of water systems and issue a report that addresses the following: ecology and diagnosis; transmission via water systems; review of outbreak and environmental data; prevention and control; policy and training issues; as well as the gaps in science and how to address them. Partial funding has been secured through the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Additional funding is still sought before the study will officially begin. A draft statement of task is available upon request. Please contact Dr. Laura Ehlers (LEhlers@nas.edu) for more information about the study.

 

 

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