Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, October 2nd, 2005
According to recent research published in the American Journal of Infection Control, "The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) in Pennsylvania distributed the first guidelines for prevention and control of health care-acquired Legionnaires' disease (LD) by 1995. The proactive approach advocated in the guidelines differed notably from that of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by recommending routine environmental testing of the hospital water distribution system even when cases of health care-acquired Legionnaires' disease had never been identified."
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