Legionella Pneumonia and Dental Unit Waterlines
By: Charles J. Palenik, MS, PhD, MBA
Anestimated 8,000 to 10,00 hospitalized cases of Legionnaires’ disease occuryearly in the US. Due to underutilization of diagnostic testing andunderreporting, however, it is estimated that only 10% of cases are diagnosed. Thisis thus a topic of importance—in particular for dental unit waterlines.