ROI Case Study Rapid Microbial Assessment Following Case of Legionellosis

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Content Highlights:

  • Problem: A case of legionellosis – an illness acquired from Legionella bacteria, which can grow in cooling water and potable water systems – was diagnosed at a medical retirement home.
  • Facility: Medical retirement home with two buildings.
  • Investment: QGA test kit for initial monitoring and follow-up tests.
  • Economic Analysis: $450 in testing and labour, plus mitigated costs associated with damaged reputation and health risks approximated at $40,000.