9 de jan de 2013

LEGIONELLA e as Fontes Decorativas (Risco Constante)

O número de casos fatais da doença do legionário, causado por fontes decorativas não é pequeno pelo mundo.
No Brasil, nada é feito e poucos sabem que existe risco.
Podemos ter uma fonte decorativa ? Podemos, mas com muitos cuidados com a fonte de água, manutenção etc....

Alguns Casos:

CASO HOTEL EM CHICAGO

The primary source of Legionnaires' disease that killed three people staying at a downtown Chicago hotel this summer is believed to have been fairly innocuous: the decorative fountain in the lobby.
That fountain was permanently removed from the JW Marriott on Adams Street, and the hotel began an "an ambitious remediation plan," according to Chicago health officials, that included temporary closure of the places Legionella bacteria were found, such as the men's and women's locker rooms, swimming pool and spa whirlpool.

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Linked to Hospital’s Decorative Fountain

CHICAGO (January 9, 2012) – A 2010 outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Wisconsin has been linked to a decorative fountain in a hospital lobby, according to a study published in the February issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

When the outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease was detected among eight people in southeast Wisconsin, state and local public health officials worked closely with hospital staff to launch an investigation to determine the source of the outbreak. Legionnaires’ disease is a severe and potentially life-threatening form of pneumonia caused by the bacteria Legionella and is spread through inhalation contact with contaminated water sources.

FountainThrough detailed interviews with patients, officials identified one hospital as the site of the contamination. Subsequent environmental testing within the hospital detected notable amounts of Legionella in samples collected from the “water wall” decorative fountain located in the hospital’s main lobby.

The investigation revealed that all eight patients had spent time in the main lobby where the fountain is located. This, along with the proximity of each patient’s onset of illness and the degree of Legionella contamination in the fountain strongly support the conclusion that the decorative fountain was the source of the outbreak. Hospital officials quickly shut down the fountain when it was first suspected as a source, and notified staff and approximately 4,000 potentially exposed patients and visitors. Prior to the investigation, the decorative fountain underwent routine cleaning and maintenance.

Wisconsin Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreak Linked to Decorative Fountain.

Restaurant outbreak of Legionnaires' disease associated with a decorative fountain.
 
Legionnaires' disease outbreak strikes Las Vegas hotel, CDC officials confirm from decorative foutain.
 
E no Brasil ?
 



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