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Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Workgroup
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Purpose

The CSTE Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Workgroup is a group of epidemiologists and other public health professionals interested in infectious disease and environmental health activities related to Legionnaires’ disease surveillance and epidemiology at local, state, tribal, and territorial health departments. The purpose of this workgroup is to inform and improve practices related to Legionnaires’ disease surveillance and response in local, state, tribal, and territorial settings.
 

Goals

  • Develop revisions to the current case definition (09-ID-45) to address current challenges and gaps in Legionnaires’ disease surveillance
  • Identify and document best practices for Legionnaires’ disease surveillance, cluster identification, and outbreak response
  • Identify and engage national partners
 

Resources

Water Management Program Template

 

The Water Management Program Template was created as part of a collaborative work group including public health and environmental health staff from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Georgia Department of Public Health, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Minnesota Department of Health, New Jersey Department of Health, New York State Department of Health, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Southern Nevada Health District, Tennessee Department of Health, and Washington State Department of Health, with oversight from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The template is intended to be an interactive tool facilities can use to help them create or improve their water management program, specifically taking into consideration Legionella control and prevention. Many types of facilities can use this template, including healthcare facilities, apartment buildings, recreational water facilities, hotels, and more. Because not all sections or aspects of the template will be relevant to all facilities, it is available as a Word Document so that all of the tables can be edited to fit the needs of whoever is using it.

 

For more information about the CSTE Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Workgroup and its activities, or to join the workgroup listserv, please contact Ashley Vineyard.