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Another episode in the Legionnaires' endless series

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  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,356
    I often wonder how many deaths in retirement homes are caused by this and assumed to be pneumonia. One would think that in 46 years this highly preventable disease would be under control. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legionnaires'_disease
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  • JakeCK
    JakeCK Member Posts: 812
    Why I keep my water tank at 140. It's easy to mix it down to a cooler temperature if need be.
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  • Rich_49
    Rich_49 Member Posts: 2,693
    better than 140* is 160* . Mixing valves are installed on all of our systems . Even systems without heating or cooling . I kinda wish DOE would cease telling people to store at or keep their water heaters at 120* .
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  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 5,740
    Zman said:

    I often wonder how many deaths in retirement homes are caused by this and assumed to be pneumonia. One would think that in 46 years this highly preventable disease would be under control. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legionnaires'_disease

    With my mom having been in a nursing home for a month or so i have little doubt that there are many deaths of many causes in nursing homes that were preventable that are reported as various natural causes.