University Hospitals trying to fight Legionnaires'
October 6, 2006
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
has been trying to deal with an ongoing contamination of Legionella
, which is the cause of Legionnaires' disease. The outbreak has been persistent at UIHC
because it's a complex water system
in the presence of people with weakened immune systems. Ultraviolet disinfection
can destroy many bacteria.
: ultraviolet water disinfection
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