Detection and Typing of Legionella for Outbreak Response


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Course Description

This course is provided by Association of Public Health Laboratories and will require a secondary login and/or registration.

This archived webinar is presented by Brian H. Raphael, PhD, Research Microbiologist, Respiratory Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA. There has been a substantial increase in the incidence of Legionella cases and notable large outbreaks have been reported such as that occurring in New York City during 2015. This program will review the epidemiology of legionellosis including notable outbreaks, provide clinical specimen collection guidelines and demonstrate the workflow for isolation and characterization of Legionella spp. The program also covers workflows involving sampling and isolation of Legionella spp. from environmental sources.  Costs: $25/person includes limited access and CEUs for one person.

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Target Audience

This archived webinar is designed for laboratorians. 

Learning Objectives

Having completed this archived webinar, the learner will be able to: 

  1. Discuss the clinical diagnostic methods for legionellosis
  2. Explain the role of environmental source testing in legionellosis outbreak response 

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)

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Credit /CEU

Approved for 1.0 P.A.C.E. ®, Florida or CPH-Recertification Credit; CEUs accepted by all licensure states.


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Course Publication Date

June 15, 2016