Water Birth Infection Prevention Guidance and FAQ
List of ELITE-certified laboratories is available at: https://wwwn.cdc.gov/elite/Public/MemberList.aspx.
CDC’s Water System Maintenance website: http://www.cdc.gov/legionella/water-system-maintenance.html
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE) Guideline 12-2000: Minimizing the risk of legionellosis associated with building water systems 2000
ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015: Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems
Model Aquatic Health Code
Guidelines for hot tubs and whirlpool spas
Report of the Texas Legionnaires’ Disease Task Force
In December 1999 a multidisciplinary task force was assembled to develop a Texas Legionnaires’ disease control plan to help local health officials respond to reports of legionellosis in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and the community.
The task force was composed of state and local public health officials (epidemiologists, environmental) and university and hospital representatives (physicians, infection control practitioners, facility engineer).
The written product of the task force, Report of the Texas Legionnaires’ Disease Task Force, was finalized in 2002.
As of 2014, several portions of the Task Force document are outdated and conflict with current DSHS guidance on legionellosis outbreak investigation; therefore the Task Force document has been removed from the DSHS website. The document is still available upon request by emailing Lesley.Brannan@dshs.state.tx.us.
Current outbreak investigation guidelines for legionellosis may be found at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/health/infection_control/Investigation-Guidance/.