Blog Post
12/01/2014
By Garry R. Boehlert

Consistent with statistics issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease continued to sweep the nation in 2015. During the summer, 12 people died and more than 100 became ill during an outbreak traced to a cooling tower on a recently renovated hotel in New York City. This fall, another dozen died at a Quincy, Illinois veterans’ home. The CDC estimates that the disease annually causes between 18,000 and 30,000 illnesses – approximately 10 percent of which are fatal.